“Information and ratification campaign on the ICC in Russia, Turkey and Central Asian Countries”

19.02.2017 - 19.02.2017

Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Overall project value (EUR)N/A
No. of staff providedN/A
Name of ClientN/A
Financing agencyEuropean Commission (EC)
Name of partnersPro NGO! e.V.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project

The overall objective of the project was to support the implementation of the EU Common Position on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by focusing on promoting the universality of the Rome Statute, implementing the principle of complementarity and enhancing public perception and awareness.
The specific objectives were:
- to reach the present decision makers of the target countries, and initiate co-operation between them;
- to strengthen the basis for networking and co-operation between the countries involved, by training of future decision makers;
- to design and implement a training programme to quality multipliers selected from all target coutries;
- to support and coach these multipliers to implement seminars, round-tables, lectures and PR-activities in their home countries;
- to elaborate specific (and easy to reproduce) training and information material in local languages;
- to raise awareness of the ICC among concerned field actors, in particular the armed forces and law-enforcement authorities;
- to enhence public perception and awareness of the ICC through local civil society representatives (incl. NGO, universities etc.) and local media;
- to accelerate the ratification and implementation process of the Rome Statute;
- to support legal experts in drafting implementing legislation, enabling national authorities to try suspects of international crimes before their own courts and ensuring an effective co-operation of national justice systems with the International Criminal Court;
- to strengthen the role of the grass roots movement and major parts of the executive branch in promoting human rights and ending impunity for war criminals by assisting the work of the ICC.

Detailed Narrative Description of Services provided