Engaging with people most affected by crimes
Building bonds every day
For the communities affected by crimes under investigation and on trial
ICC Outreach promotes access to justice for survivors of mass crimes and other members of the affected communities. Every day, Outreach keeps alive the dialogue with people whose lives were touched by the conflicts finding new ways to inform communities and professionals alike.
At a glance
Resilience. Innovation. Hope. Creativity. Spirit. Technology. Communication.
This was a year of progress for Outreach: production of innovative tools and activities, online sessions, social media campaigns, and electronic media projects. It was a year of the new images and sounds in service of the affected communities.
In the past year
outreach meetings and workshops
hours of media broadcast
22 000 000
estimated media audience
ICC Outreach works in sixteen countries, on four continents. No country is the same.
No matter how far victims might be from the Court, the ICC Outreach acts as the extension of the courtroom’s public gallery. Why do we do it? People most affected by the crimes have the right to understand, to participate in, and to have a sense of ownership of the justice process.
The Court engages with these communities directly, in local languages. We talk, exchange views, respond to questions, address concerns and provide people with information to promote understanding throughout the stages of the judicial proceedings.
Outreach uses different ways of communication to provide information on the work of the Court to the communities affected by crimes, but also particular groups such as civil society organisations, media, professional associations, students, academia, and community leaders, amongst others.
Use of online information sessions about victims’ rights
More than 60 participants attended the two-day online information session on victims’ rights at the ICC
Stakeholders from Palestine visit the ICC
The delegation from Palestine received information about the Court’s work through interaction with ICC staff
Bangui gets ready for the trial opening in the Said case
The ICC team in the Central African Republic talks about the Said case on the national TV Centrafrique, prepares for the trial broadcast
The ICC and the communities of Timbuktu meet: a first in the fabled city“Timbuktu, fabled city of mystery, renowned seat of learning, city of the 333 Wali (saints) …”.A city that gave me everything and to which I am indebted; a city I visit frequently.
If we don’t have peace …Mention Timbuktu, fabled city of Tuareg caravans and epicentre of the salt trade in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and the name never fails to captivate.
The power of resilience, innovation and hopeI get up in the morning and I step right into Sudan or Georgia or Central African Republic.
Violeta Willemsen Curcic
Head of Outreach Unit