World Day for International Justice is recognised every year on July 17, around the world. The day aims to promote international criminal justice and as a way of supporting the work of the ICC.
What is ICC?
ICC stands for the International Criminal Court. It came about when 120 states adopted a statute in Rome. It was known as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Rome Statute”). These nations agreed to adopt the statute accepting the jurisdiction of the ICC with regards to the prosecution of the most severe crimes. The idea was not for the ICC to replace national courts. It is only able to intervene when a country can’t or won’t carry out investigations and prosecute perpetrators.
The aim for International Justice Day
The international justice day aims to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims’ rights. It is to help prevent serious crimes and those that put the peace, security and well-being of the world at risk.
How to celebrate the day?
There are various ways you can play a part. Try to write an article or a blog to highlight the need for justice where you live. Or you can make drawings or something like that to spread awareness among people. One can join the ICC’s campaign for global justice to 100% of humanity protected by the rule of law.