Achieving global peace and security through justice.

The world is facing unprecedented challenges that must be met with increased cooperation and solidarity. 

Global challenges that the International Criminal Court system can tackle include:

  • Lack of access to justice at the national level;
  • Gender inequality and sexual violence;
  • The refugee crisis and internal displacement;
  • Conflict-driven famine;
  • The destruction of humanity's cultural heritage;
  • Environmental destruction and land-grabbing.

Access to justice

By promoting stronger institutions at the national level, the Rome Statute enhances victims' access to justice, UN Global Goal 16.

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Gender inequality and sexual violence

The Rome Statute promotes gender equality through accountability for sexual and gender-based crimes.

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Refugee and displacement crisis

The ICC can strengthen laws that seek to protect the human rights of refugees and the internally displaced.

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Conflict-driven famine

The Rome Statute can bolster protection around food sources and property during conflict.

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Protection of cultural heritage

For the ICC, attacks against cultural and religious structures are more than attacks on bricks and mortar.

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Environmental destruction and land-grabbing

By going after associated offenses as crimes against humanity, the ICC can drive an international response.

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