Look back, take stock and move global justice forward

Throughout 2018, we are dedicated to honoring the groundbreaking achievement that was the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - the only permanent international court mandated to end impunity for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression.  

February 2018 saw the launch of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court's Rome Statute 20th anniversary celebrations with two days of forums convening global civil society, government leaders and court officials in The Hague, the Netherlands.

At the launch events, and throughout the year, while celebrating this historic advance in peace, justice, and international law, the Coalition will also take stock of the treaty and the international justice system it created - from its progressive provisions to unexpected lacunae; from its idealistic vision to an increasingly challenging political reality.

Let us know about your 20th anniversary events.


Check out quotes & Statements from International Justice Day 2018


Events around the world 

Stay up to date on events, seminars, and celebrations at the local, national, regional and international levels with our calendar of RS 20 events.

Toolkit: Take Action on the Twentieth Anniversary

What can you do to mark the 20th and support international justice efforts? Find out how to get involved.

Video statements

Watch international justice stakeholders from around the world give their take on RS 20. 

Written statements

Read the written statements from the main stakeholders of the interational justice system for our RS20 forum celebrated on febrery, 2018.

Video: RS 20 Launch Forum

On Thursday 15 February 2018, a high-level forum with interventions and statements from the Coalition Convenor, civil society representatives, the ICC President and ICC Prosecutor, the ASP president, the UN Secretary-General and UN Human Rights Chief, and the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, among others, took place at the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court.


Video: RS 20 Interactive Forums 

The Coalition hosted a day of interactive public forums at the Peace Palace on 16 February 2018, with a focus on the historical significance of the Rome Statute in the creation of the Court and the development of international criminal justice.

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