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World unites for International Justice Day

With accountability now firmly on the international agenda, impunity is on the run. 

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17 July - A day to unite for justice

International Justice Day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims' rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

What can you do?

  • Write an article, blog post or press release about the need for justice where you are.
  • Hold or attend an event (see below) promoting awareness of the ICC and international justice system.
  • Share this page and the IJD video War after War.
  • Email your elected representative.

Call on your government to:

1. Make international justice truly global

2. Strengthen the International Criminal Court

3. Improve state support for the Rome Statute

Email your elected representative

Dear Elected Representative,

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are on the rise all around.

Mass murder. Bombing civilians. Torture. Pillage. Rape as a weapon of war. Disappearances. Extrajudicial killings.

These unimaginable atrocities are sanctioned at the highest levels. Civilians – particularly children and women – suffer most.

I’m writing to say enough is enough.

Such grave crimes threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world. 

For the first time in history, we can bring individuals - including presidents, generals and rebel leaders - to justice in national courts, or failing that, through the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

The victims of these heinous crimes need your help to get our government to support the ICC its mission to end impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and to contribute to their prevention.

Here are four ways you can help:

  1. Making the advancement and increased visibility of justice for grave crimes at the national and international levels one of your main policy priorities;
  2. Encouraging our government to ratify or accede to Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty. Working towards the full implementation of the Rome Statute into our national law, to ensure full cooperation with the ICC and domestic prosecution grave crimes;
  3. Call on our government to do more to ensure the effective functioning of the ICC and Rome Statute system of international justice by arresting fugitives, protecting victims and witnesses, and ensuring the Court has sufficient resources.
  4. Working with global civil society, including through the Parliamentarians for Global Action network, to ensure greater access to justice for victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. 

Join the historic fight for global justice at www.coalitionfortheicc.org.

Kind Regards,

The COALITION FOR THE ICC IS A CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK IN 150 COUNTRIES FIGHTING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE FOR WAR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE

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Join an event

2017

  • 4 July, Palais des Nations, Geneva: Commemoration of the Day of International Criminal Justice and the 15th Anniversary of the ICC under the theme “Human rights and fight against impunity: the role of international criminal justice”
  • 12 July, ICC HQ, The Hague: Panel discussion on “Fair trial at the ICC in a confluence of legal traditions” for the commemoration of the Day of International Criminal Justice
  • 13 July, Ibis Plateau Hotel, Ivory Coast: 13rd International Quarterly Conference of the Ivorian Coalition for the ICC. Invitation. Program.
  • 17 July:
    • Dakar, Senegal, “Challenges and Opportunities for the ICC on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute." Hosted by President of the Assembly of States Parties Sidiki Kaba
    • UN HQ, New York: Commemoration of the Day of International Criminal Justice. Read Convenor of the Coalition for the ICC William R Pace's statement.
    • Cambodiana Hotel, Cambodia: Justice Matters Conference
    • Bangui, Central African Republic: IJD event, CAR Coalition for the ICC and ICC field office. 
  • 21 July, Humanity House, The Hague: Launching of the JOIN campaign promoting Universality of the Rome Statute. Event subscription.
  • 22 July, Central African Republic: conference "Let's fight together against impunity in the Central African Republic for fair justice", organized by the CAR Coalition for the ICC (CCCPI), in partnership with World Federalist Movement and the Institute for Global Policy.

 

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About International Justice Day

International Justice Day commemorates the historic adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, and marks the importance of continuing the fight against impunity and bringing justice for the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. 

"The strengthening of international criminal justice in the last 20 years, and especially the adoption of the Rome Statute and establishment of the new system of international criminal justice and this great Court, will be viewed as a revolutionary advance for peace and the rule of law,” William R. Pace, convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.

IJD is a reminder for all states committed to fair and impartial justice for victims of the worst crimes around the world: to urgently ensure continued support for the international justice system. IJD is also a reminder for the Court’s strongest advocates, civil society: to stand firm in their original commitment in getting the ICC established, now to advance a Rome Statute system of international justice that works for all.

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