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Preparatory Committee
From 1996 to 1998, six sessions of the UN Preparatory Committee were held at United Nations headquarters in New York to work on a draft statute to establish a permanent international criminal court; a first draft had been produced by the UN’s International Law Commission. In addition to providing input into the discussions, NGOs attending these meetings under the umbrella of the NGO Coalition for an ICC (CICC) advocated for a diplomatic conference to be held to finalize the treaty.