World Day for International Justice 2019: Significance and History

World Day for International Justice is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. It is observed globally on 17 July every year to recognise the strengthening system of international justice. Let us read more about World Day for International Justice, history and its significance.
Jul 16, 2019 19:06 IST
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International Day of Criminal Justice
International Day of Criminal Justice

World Day for International Justice unites all those who wish to support justice, promote rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threaten peace, security and well-being of the world.

World Day for International Justice: History

17 July is celebrated as World Day for International Justice because this day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998. With the help of this treaty International Criminal Court (ICC) was established. On 1 June, 2010, the Review Conference of the Rome Statute which was held in Kampala (Uganda) and the Assembly of the State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the International Criminal Justice Day on 17 July. In 1998 since that day, 139 countries have signed the Courts treaty and nearly 80 States, representative of every region of the world, have ratified it.

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What is International Criminal Court (ICC)?

It is the first permanent and independent international judicial institution that is capable of trying individuals accused of the most serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights which includes the crime of genocide, war of crimes and crimes against humanity. International Criminal Court (ICC) came into being when several states adopted a statute in Rome. This statue is known as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Let us tell you that the ICC does not replace the national courts but it is available when a country can't or won't carry out investigations and prosecute perpetrators.

Why World Day for International Justice is celebrated?           

This day is celebrated because it is necessary to make people aware and united to support the justice and also to promote the rights of the victims. This day also attracts people around the world to pay attention on the serious issues. It also to protect people from several crimes and also warn those people who affect the peace, security and well being of the nation at risk.

World Day for International Justice Day 2019: Celebrations

Various events around the world are organised to promote this day and also to support International Criminal court (ICC). This day is also promoted by various news channels, newspapers and radio. Several organisational groups make people to pay attention to some particular issues like violence against women, genocide etc.

So, World Day for International Justice is celebrated on 17 July every year to mark the importance of International Criminal Court (ICC) and for the people to pay attention for serious crimes happening around the world.

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