Fighting Impunity and Promoting International Justice

Project Overview

Project Title Fighting Impunity and Promoting International Justice
Project Number
Country Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End April 1, 2003–July 1, 2007
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 570,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- CAIConsulting - Lead
- Pro NGO! (Germany)
- Gustav-Stresemann Institute e.V. (Germany)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Nazarbek Chokubaev – Head of Health, Education and Social Development Department

Beneficiary Ministries of Justice, Politicians, Court systems, Civil society (NGOs), Military, Judges, Prosecutors, Students of legal faculties

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Fighting impunity and promoting international justice in particular through support for the work of the international tribunals and the establishment and operation of the international criminal court through: – Awareness-raising and lobbying activities by NGOs, including networks of NGOs designed to increase support for the ICC, especially in geographical areas where the number of ratifications is low; – Assistance to developing implementing legislation at national level; – Provision of training (including research and the development of publications ), to national judges, parliamentarians, lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, other officials at national level, media, students) about activities of the ICC.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is

  • to raise awareness and understanding of the International Criminal Court within the Armed forces, and the Civil Society, and to support the implementation of the transformation of the Rome Statute into national laws of CAC countries;
  • promoting the universality of the Rome Statute, implementing the principle of complementarily and enhancing public perception and awareness.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Jurisprudence
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Development of Capacities of the National Human Rights Institutions

Activities

Awareness raising component:
– Awareness-raising campaign and lobbying activities among concerned field actors, in particular the armed forces and law-enforcement authorities;
– Enhancing public perception and awareness of the ICC through local civil society representatives (incl. NGO, universities etc.) and media.

Training component:
– Elaborating specific (and easy to reproduce) training and information material and provision of training to judges, parliamentarians, lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, other officials at national level, media, students) about activities of the ICC;
– Design and implementation of a training programme to quality multipliers; to support and coach these multipliers to implement seminars, round-tables, lectures and PR-activities in their home countries.

Capacity building:
– Accelerating the ratification and implementation process of the Rome Statute;
– Co-operation between present decision makers and networking between the countries involved, by training of future decision makers.

Legislation development:
– Assistance to developing implementing legislation at national level;
– Supporting legal experts in drafting implementing legislation.

Project Results

Outcome 1: Public awareness of International Criminal Court is raised

Outcome 2: Capacity building, cooperation and the regional networking of desion maker s is enhanced. The role of grass root movement in promotion of human rights and ending impunity for war criminals by assisting the work of the ICC is strengthened

Outcome 3: The Rome Statute ratification and implementation process is acelerated, as well as its transformation into national laws of CA countries

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