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Monday, July 17, 2017

Charity Navigator Talks: World Day for International Justice

Once a year, on July 17th, the international community gathers to recognize the manifestation of the international criminal justice framework. World Day for International Justice (also known as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day) is a commemoration of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998, which was the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The statute seeks to “protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.” July 17th is a day for those who wish to support the work that the ICC does, as well as the well-being of the world. The ICC, according to Human Rights Watch, “is the only permanent criminal court that holds perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity accountable.” Grave international abuses have been tried through the ICC, and the continuation of support of such a judicial system means that lives across the world will be saved. The ICC, as a fairly young Court, is working to receive full backing from United Nations member countries to strengthen its own system, in addition to continuing its independence and legitimacy from influencing political forces.


If you are interested in learning more about World Day for International Justice, The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, whose members include three- and four-star rated charities such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Human Rights First, has outlined some resources for you to:


Some Twitter hashtags, as provided by The Coalition for the ICC, will allow you to engage deeper with the online conversation surrounding World Day for International Justice:

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