I am excited and honored to announce that on Thursday, March 20, at 3pm EST, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo will give a short welcome address to officially inaugurate the Global Kids’ International Justice Center in the virtual world of Second Life.
After his address, the ICC prosecutor will answer questions from the virtual audience, facilitated by Global Kids’ staff. Following this, the Center will be video streaming a MacArthur Foundation-sponsored panel discussion and keynote address on “The Emerging International Justice System” taking place in New York City. The event begins with a live panel discussion at 4:30pm with several major human rights officials. To conclude the event, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will deliver a keynote address at 9pm.
The ICC prosecutor’s address and the video streamed events will be accessible online both at the International Justice Center in Second Life and on the web at http://www.justicecenter.net.
The IJC is an independent public information and action center supporting the International Criminal Court and related human rights concerns. Over the next months, the Center plans to host more streamed live events, exhibitions and in-world discussions and workshops organized by human rights groups, journalists, and lawyers associations.
More details on this day-long series of events will be announced shortly…