ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT STUDENT NETWORK


 

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The International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) is an international network that brings together university students interested in the ICC and international criminal justice, and serves as a forum for discussion and information dissemination on issues of international criminal law and the Court itself. Currently, the network consists of students at six universities in London and theUniversity of Cambridge. We are currently working to establish chapters at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Utrecht University, Netherlands.

The ICCSN was founded with the firm conviction that students are the future, and that it is only when students and youth, and policy makers are united in their knowledge and support of the ICC, that the revolution in international criminal justice in the past two decades can sustain itself and continue to grow.  There has never been a more opportune time for youth around the world to engage in a serious, informed discussion about the future of international justice. We believe strongly that students are the future - and it is our duty as students to  be engaged, learn, debate, challenge, and support.

We are looking forward to an extremely exciting year. Our most important project for the coming year is the November launch of the first student-run international criminal law journal in the world, “Issues of International Criminal Justice.” We have received accreditation to attend the ICC Assembly of State Parties in < namespace="" prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" xml="true">The Hague in November 2008, and will also be taking our members on an annual trip to The Hague in February 2009. We continue to work with a large variety of NGOs and research institutes in the field, and have commenced a research project on rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to be published in mid-2009.< namespace="" prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xml="true">

 

Amongst our long-term projects, we are working to launch a new campaign to sponsor a Sudanese survivor of atrocities to attend the London School of Economics. As the humanitarian crisis in Darfur continues to deteriorate, we hope to empower highly qualified students in Sudan with the skills needed to lead the next generation of Sudanese youth towards achieving lasting peace.