UCLA Law’s International Human Rights Law Program Awarded Grant to Study UN Security Council Support for the International Criminal Court

December 13, 2011 -- UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Law Program was awarded a $140,000 grant by Humanity United, a foundation committed to building peace and advancing human freedom, to conduct an 18-month project studying UN Security Council support for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The goal of the research-driven project is to produce policy-relevant analysis and recommendations for initiatives that will improve the long-term UN Security Council support of the ICC.

Student in the law school’s International Justice Clinic, with support from regional and UN specialists at UCLA, will conduct the foundational research for the project. They will evaluate Security Council policymaking in the area of international justice and conduct a survey of policymaker and diplomatic attitudes toward the ICC in New York and key capitals, especially Moscow and Beijing, including an analysis of how ICC decisions are made by these governments and in the Council.  Briefing memoranda for NGOs, governments and the ICC will be produced, and diplomats, advocates and others will be invited to a workshop in the fall of 2012 to explore and design effective strategies for the building of support for the ICC.