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ABA launches international criminal legal access center website

ABA launches international criminal legal access center website

By John Glynn

 

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 —  The American Bar Association International Criminal Court Project today launched a new and comprehensive website to coincide with International Criminal Justice Day. The goal of the site is to provide information and resources for government officials, diplomats and reporters that shape international affairs policy, comment or report about international crimes and conflicts.

The new website is an interactive resource that educates visitors about the International Criminal Court, which is the world’s only permanent tribunal with a mandate to investigate and prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The website will provide information about the ICC’s jurisdiction, judicial process, constituent organs and States Parties, as well as the evolution of relations between the United States and the ICC.

In partnership with Stanford Law School, the new website will offer an online periodical called “International Criminal Justice Today,” which will aggregate news stories on current events in the field, and feature regular polling data from Ipsos market research on American opinions on the ICC. International Criminal Justice Today also will feature “Arguendo,” a virtual roundtable forum where distinguished experts from different fields discuss and debate pressing international criminal justice issues.

The ABA Center for Human Rights addresses critical human rights issues and develops policy, projects and educational initiatives to advance human rights both nationally and internationally. The ICC Project is a program established by the ABA Center for Human Rights.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. To review our privacy statement, click here. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

 

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