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Communications and Outreach
Communications and Outreach to victims and communities on the ground, like these children in a Ugandan village, are core functions of the Court and will ensure its effectiveness and long-term impact. Credit: Center for Justice and Reconciliation.
The ability to communicate with victims and communities that have been seriously affected by the world’s worst crimes is one of the most important components of the ICC’s work. Indeed, timely and effective communication is much more than just a tool for the Court, it is also a goal in itself, for it is not enough that justice is done, it must be seen to be done. The Court’s communications work – conducted through public information, external relations and outreach – remains one of the its core functions and aims to reach out, most importantly, to victims and affected communities but also to governments, regional and international media and the public at large.

Established in December 2004, the NGO Team on Communications is comprised of NGO communications specialists and CICC members with specific interests in the ICC’s communication and outreach strategies. The Team monitors the ICC’s communications and outreach work, provides feedback to the Court in the form of non-papers and undertakes advocacy with the Court, particularly with regards to the Courts strategic communications plans and the adequate allocation of resources for outreach.

For more information on this issue and the NGO Team on Communications, please contact Niall Matthews at [email protected].
Audio Visual Resources
Author Title Date

19 June 2009
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date, Title and Summary
Sonia Robla Ucieda, Head, PIDS, ICC
17 Mar 2010
Latin American NGOs
03 Oct 2008
Manuals and Checklists
Author Date and Title
24 June 2015
Practical Guide for the Media reporting on the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Open Society Justice Initiative
Nov 2011
International Crimes, Local Justice: A Handbook for Policymakers, Donors and Implementers
Religions for Peace
July 2010
"The ICC: Mission and Present Developments"
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Title Date
CICC Advocacy Teams
22642|22643 12 Nov 2013
CICC Team on Communications
25658|25659 Mar 2015
Njonjo Mue
25307|25308 Feb 2015
CICC Team on Communications
25003|25004 04 Dec 2014
25116|25117 Dec 2014
25118|25119 Dec 2014
CICC Team on Communications
24973|24974 24 Nov 2014
23878|23879 15 May 2014
CICC Team on Communications
23880|23881 15 May 2014
Stella Ndirangu, ICJ-Kenya
23876|23877 15 May 2014
Binta Mansaray and Alison Smith
19456|19457 16 Nov 2012
Ali Ouattara, Côte d'Ivoire CICC
19459|19460 10 Nov 2012
CICC Communications Team
19311|19312 09 Nov 2012
18542|18543 20 July 2012
CICC Communications Team
16113|16114 01 Dec 2011
15190|15191 22 June 2011
CICC Communications Team
13531|13532 26 Nov 2010
13046|13047 10 Aug 2010
Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
13187|13188 Aug 2010
11795|11796 Jan 2010
CICC team on Communications
11477|11478 09 Nov 2009
11531|11532 Oct 2009
CICC Communications Team
9287|9288 07 Nov 2008
9034|9035 25 Sept 2008
10570|10571 Sept 2008
7771|7772 Dec 2007
7356|7365 03 Nov 2007
Payson Center for International Development, ICTJ, HRC
13189|13190 Oct 2007
6808|6809 17 July 2007
6062|6063 09 May 2007
6096|6097 01 May 2007
The Communications and Outreach Team of the CICC
5107|5108 20 Nov 2006
The Communications and Outreach Team of the CICC
5105|5106 08 Nov 2006
6094|6095 01 June 2006
Ugandan Coalition for the ICC
4671|4672 31 Mar 2006
14412|14413 2006
CICC Communications Team
2906|2907 24 Nov 2005
2787|2788 Sept 2004
Quotes and Statements
Author Date and Title
ICC Forum
Mar 2015
Outreach Debate