International Justice Day – 17 July


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 day is a reminder of the urgency for all states committed to justice around the world to ensure continued support for the international justice system. It demonstrates the crucial role of civil society members in ensuring that ICC member states live up to their obligations. 

Coalition members all over the world hold celebrations to embrace this day in solidarity with victims of grave crimes everywhere. 

"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  

Stay tuned for ways to take part on International Justice Day 2017.