Coali­tion Mem­bers Launch Kur­dish Or­ga­ni­za­tions Coali­tion for the ICC

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Iraqi govern­ment to do so in the near fu­ture.

Ini­tial ac­tiv­i­ties have thus far in­cluded aware­ness-rais­ing events in the Kur­dis­tan re­gion. Fu­ture events in­clude work­shops in Iraq for mem­bers of both the Cen­tral Iraqi and Kur­dis­tani par­lia­ments, as well as govern­ment of­fi­cials and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Iraq ’s in­terim govern­ment an­nounced a de­ci­sion to ac­cede to the Rome Statute in Fe­bru­ary 2005, but with­drew its ac­ces­sion with­out ex­pla­na­tion two weeks later.

How do na­tional coali­tions work?

Na­tional coali­tions for the ICC play an im­por­tant role by or­ga­niz­ing the ef­forts of NGOs at the na­tional level, al­low­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions to share ex­per­tise and work more ef­fi­ciently to­wards a shared goal, such as the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the Rome Statute. Al­though they func­tion in­de­pen­dently, na­tional coali­tions ben­e­fit from the ad­vice and guid­ance of the Coali­tion for the ICC. There are cur­rently na­tional coali­tions ac­tive in over 80 coun­tries.

In May 2005, the Iraqi Coali­tion for the ICC was formed fol­low­ing a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion or­ga­nized by the Coali­tion for the ICC and FIDH.

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