Engaging the #ICC: What’s the @IntlCrimCourt doing on Twitter?

Justice in Conflict

(Image: Mashable) (Image: Mashable)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been on Twitter for almost seven years now. Most readers of the blog who are also on Twitter follow the Court’s handle. They’ll have noticed that the Court has become increasingly active on social media in recent months. It regularly posts developments and news from the institution as well as photos and videos featuring the Court’s principals (the Chief Prosecutor, Registrar, and President) meeting with various international figures and diplomats. This increased activity is no doubt a significant — and welcome — development. The ICC’s social media account was previously afflicted by the same mundanity as the Court’s website — which has also received a much-needed and fantastic upgrade.

The ICC’s increased activity on Twitter signals a growing recognition of the importance and value of communicating the Court’s work via social media. As I have previously argued, the ICC has…

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