ICC: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon inaugurates the “People’s Space” at the Review Conference

Kampala, Uganda, 31 May 2010

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Emma Bonino, Vice –President of the Italian senate and Founder of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), took part to the launch of the “People’s Space”, coordinated and organised by HURINET-U, UCICC and NPWJ during the Review Conference of the ICC Rome Statute, to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 31 May to 11 June 2010.
For the duration of the Review Conference, the People’s Space will be established at the Review Conference venue as a forum where civil society working on issues of peacebuilding and the fight against impunity can showcase their work.
The goal of the People’s Space is to afford civil society, particularly victims’ and affected communities’ representatives, an opportunity to participate directly in the Review Conference, which can contribute to the evaluation of the ICC’s impact on victims and affected communities during the stocktaking process. During the Conference, a briefing will also be organised where State and civil society representatives who participated in the pre-Review Conference visits can brief other Conference delegates on their experiences.
Documentaries on diverse topics will also be featured in the people’s space as well as works on the court and international criminal justice in general. HURINET-U and UCICC will also feature a documentary on state delegate’s visits at the People’s Space.
The People’s Space will also feature a Wall of Greatness where persons in the people’s space will be able to comment about the impact of the ICC.
Program of activities at the People's Space
More information on the People’s Space can be found at: http://www.reviewconference.or.ug