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Byline: Milton Olupot and Felix Osike
Against a backdrop of widespread criticism of its jurisdiction, the biggest International Criminal Court (ICC) gathering will be in Kampala, to take stock of its 11 years of operation.
The Review Conference opens today at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and will end June 11.
"This major gathering of officials and activists from around the world in Kampala is bad news for those responsible for the worst international crimes," said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch.
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and representatives of the court's 111 member states, non-member states, the United Nations, and civil society groups are expected to reaffirm their commitment to global justice.
The conference will take stock of the state of international justice and consider amendments to the ICC founding treaty, the Rome Statute with a view to strengthening it.
ICC is the world's first permanent court mandated to bring to justice, perpetrators of war …