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WORLDbytes Report Suggests ICC and International Courts Should be Abolished

Citizen TV report takes ICC and international courts to task.

London, United Kingdom, June 16, 2012 --( WORLDbytes, the online citizen TV station, has today launched a report which takes the ICC and international courts to task.

Following the conviction of Charles Taylor and the now on-hold trial of Ratko Mladic, volunteers at the TV station raise awkward questions about the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and tribunal proceedings. London Legal Salon coordinator, Luke Samuel, responds with far-reaching insights and argues that the ICC is an irredeemable behemoth set up to massage the moral standing of Western powers. Luke explains the ICC is in essence anti-democratic; it undermines the sovereignty of nations and does nothing to stop ‘war crimes’ or facilitate reconciliation.

WORLDbytes Director, Ceri Dingle, said today:
“The ICC considers itself above democracy and to be so worthy that it is beyond criticism. Consequently, it seems to have escaped the critique it deserves. Our citizen TV makers report certainly puts that right. Many of the conflicts over which the international courts preside are the result of Western interference, something which is completely lost at these trials. Luke Samuel’s salutary remarks, the excellent questions posed by volunteers and illustrative, interwoven archive footage make for an illuminating report, one we can all learn from. ICC fans should watch it and reconsider their position.”

The report, “Views On The News: International Courts” is available to watch on WORLDbytes at:

WORLDbytes welcomes reproduction, embedding and sharing of this report.

For more information and interviews contact:
Ceri Dingle or Viv Regan at: Tel: +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Notes to editors:
WORLDbytes is a unique online Citizen TV channel featuring reports and programmes created by young volunteers learning to shoot 'on the job'. Its programmes aim to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues. The channel's credo is "don't shout at the telly, change the message on it".

WORLDbytes is run by the education charity WORLDwrite, registered charity number 1060869. The charity champions quality citizen reporting and provides free film training to make this possible. The charity's website address is

WORLDwrite has an open door policy and encourages all-comers to get involved and recognise there are no limits to what's possible.

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Ceri Dingle
For more information and interviews contact:
Viv Regan
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435

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