World Day for International Justice

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. On 1 June 2010, at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute held in Kampala (Uganda), the Assembly of State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the Day of International Criminal Justice.[1]

Each year, people around the world use this day to host events to promote international criminal justice, especially support for the International Criminal Court. The day has been successful enough to attract international news attention, and for groups to use the day to focus attention on particular issues such as genocide in Darfur, Falun Dafa, and serious crimes of violence against women.

References

  1. ^ http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/Resolutions/RC-Decl.1-ENG.pdf Kampala Declaration, ICC-ASP/RC/Decl.1 (1 June 2010), p. 24.

External links

  • Take action for International Justice Day – Amnesty International
  • Day of International Criminal Justice - ICC


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=World_Day_for_International_Justice&oldid=793207019"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Day_for_International_Justice
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "World Day for International Justice"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA