The importance of delivering justice for the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide is highlighted by the World Day for International Justice.
International Day for Justice or International Criminal Justice Day are other names for it. The day brings together all people who seek to support justice, advance victim rights, and aid in the prevention of crime that endangers the world’s peace, security, and well-being.
World Day for International Justice
It is the first independent and permanent international court that can hear cases involving the most serious alleged transgressions of international humanitarian law, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Several nations adopted a statute in Rome, creating the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is the name of this law.
Let us clarify that the ICC does not take the place of national courts; rather, it is a resource accessible when a nation is unable or unwilling to conduct investigations and bring cases against offenders.
International Day for Justice Date, History & Siginificance
Date: On July 17, people around the world observe an international holiday in an effort to acknowledge the developing system of international criminal justice. The treaty that established the International Criminal Court was ratified on July 17.
On this day every year, people all over the world organise activities to support the International Criminal Court and international criminal justice in general.
History: Since the Rome Statute was adopted on July 17, 1998, this day is recognised as World Day for International Justice. The International Criminal Court (ICC) was founded with the aid of this treaty.
Since that time in 1998, almost 80 States, each representing a different part of the globe, have ratified the Court’s treaty, and around 139 nations have signed it.
Significance: This day is observed because it’s important to raise awareness and foster unity in order to support justice and advance the rights of the victims. This day draws people from all across the world to focus on important problems. Additionally, it defends citizens against a variety of crimes and alerts those who put the country’s security, stability, and well-being in danger.
How is World Day for International Justice celebrated?
Numerous activities are planned globally to commemorate this day to support the International Criminal Court (ICC). Additionally a number of news outlets, publications and radio stations advertise this day.
Many organisations raise awareness of certain topics, such as genocides, violence against women, etc.