MICC is a simulation of trials before the ICC for high-school and university students from all over 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 that aims to teach core principles of the ICC to high-school and university students.
Since 2005 the Kreisau-Initiative e.V. along with its Polish partner-organisation Fundacja Krzyżowa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego (Foundation Krzyżowa for Mutual Understanding in Europe) has been organizing the Model International Criminal Court (MICC) with the goal to intensify its work in the field of Human Rights Education.
The working language of every simulation is English, and every session comprises sets of trainings, discussions and workshops with a simulation of the ICC process – preparation, trial and verdict. Bringing in students from all around the globe, MICC fosters intercultural dialogue and understanding among students of various national and social backgrounds. The goal of this work is to encourage students to study human rights and humanitarian law.
MICC encompasses three projects: MICC School, MICC World and MICC University.
38 high school students from Israel, Germany, Poland and the USA took part in the second MICC School this year from 21st to 26th November in Krzyzowa, Poland.
From 7th to 12th November 2016, participants from 5 countries took part in the Training for Youth Workers and Educators in the field of Civic Education, Human Rights, Facing History and Transitional Justice.
The third MICC World with youth from 11 countries and 3 continents took place in Berlin and Krzyżowa/Kreisau from May 21st to 28th 2016.
From the 22nd until the 27th February 2017 a group of international students got together in Krzyzowa to argue about current issues of the International Criminal Law.
The second MICC School in 2015 took place in November. The participants where high-school students from Estonia, Germany, Netherlands and Poland.
Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernandez De Gurmendi, the President of the International Criminal Court sent a letter of endorsement to the organizers of "Justice Today for Peace Tomorrow: A conference marking 10 years of MICC"