In 2004, ICLS members act as lecturers in the project "Information and Ratification Campaign on the ICC in Central Asia and Mongolia". The project is a partnership project of the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI) - Academy for European Politics and Economics, Bonn, Germany, the Corporate Technologies Center, Bishkek, Kyrgyztan (CTC) and the Committee for the Protection of Personal Rights, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (CPPR) and the Cologne based Pro NGO.
It will be implemented in all Central Asian Countries & Mongolia and is designed 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.
The specific objectives include:
- Raising military awareness of the ICC in Central Asian Countries and Mongolia
- Raising civil awareness of the ICC in Central Asian Countries and Mongolia, by establishing NGO networks
- Accelerating the ratification and implementation process of the Rome Statute
- Supporting legal experts drafting implementing legislation enabling national authorities to try suspects of international crimes before their own courts and ensuring an effective co-operation of national justice systems with the International Criminal Court.
- Strengthening the role of the grass roots movement and major parts of the executive branch in promoting human rights and ending impunity for war criminals by assisting the work of the ICC.