In 2005, intensifying its work in the field of Human Rights Education, the Kreisau-Initiative e.V. along with its Polish partner-organisation Fundacja Krzyżowa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego (Foundation Krzyżowa for Mutual Understanding in Europe) started the project Model International Criminal Court (MICC).

MICC is a simulation of trials before the ICC for high-school and university students from all over Europe, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and other parts of the world.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s most sophisticated mechanism for the protection of Human Rights and rules of warfare. MICC is a project by the Kreisau Initiative e.V. to teach core principles of the ICC to high-school and university stu­dents.

MICC encourages students to study human rights and humanitarian law. It comprises sets of training sessions, discussions and workshops with an internationally set up simulation of the ICC. MICC fosters intercultural dialogue and understanding among students of various national and cultural backgrounds.
The working language is English.

MICC encompasses two projects: MICC School (1.) and MICC University (2.).

Organisers and Funding

MICC is jointly organised by the German Kreisau-Initiative and the Polish Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe. Both organisations conduct projects in the field of political education, holding up the spirit of resistance against the Nazi-Regime and therefore especially committed the education in the field of human rights. Kreisau was the meeting place of the Kreisau Circle, an important resistance group during World War II.

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The project is generously funded by the German Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, the Foundation "Avec et pour autres", the EU Programme "Youth in Action" the German-Polish Youth Office and the Holtfort Foundation.


ICC First ever decision on the principles for victims' reparations:

07.08.2012: The judges of the Lubanga Trial set out what the basis would be for the reparations award, as well as what the process would look like to come to the actual award. Trial Chamber I decided that the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) will collect reparations proposals from victims, which will then be approved by the Chamber.

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ICC First verdict:

10.07.2012: Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. The six years Lubanga has already served in detention in The Hague since March 2006 has been taken into account in the Chamber’s decision and will be deducted from the total sentence. of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate in hostilities

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Judges in front of Krzyzowa castle
The prosecution while reading out the indictment
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