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Information and ratification campaign on the ICC in Central Asian Countries & Mongolia

This project, implemented in 2003-2004, was a partnership project of the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI) - Academy for European Politics and Economics, Bonn, Germany, the Corporate Technologies Center, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (CTC) and the Committee for the Protection of Personal Rights, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (CPPR).

It aimed to raise awareness and understanding of the International Criminal Court (ICC) within the armed forces, and civil society, and to support the implementation of the Rome Statute into national law of the Central Asian Countries and Mongolia.

The project started with an inception mission of the EU-team to the target countries for teambuilding, and for introductory briefings about the contents and methods of the project. A start-up workshop in Bonn with participants from all target countries addressed all relevant topics for the respective target groups. A 2-day visit at the ICTY and the ICC in the Hague, and a visit at the German Ministry of Defense, were organised for the CAC participants.

A group of experts from over 10 international and German organisations and institutions, prepared and implemented 18 training seminars (3 in each country), 50 round-table meetings and lectures at military academies, universities, and NGOs.

An information campaign on the ICC was carried out through the Internet on an international level, and with leaflets in the local languages on a regional level. Interim and final evaluation conferences assessed and concluded the project.