World Day For International Justice

International Criminal Law has developed over the years to keep certain categories of serious atrocities at bay and to prosecute the perpetrators of horrendous criminal conduct. The conduct that is under the purview of international criminal law includes crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, genocide, and war crimes.

It’s also an area that governs the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of nation-states. It serves an important role in the world, and that’s why World Day for International Justice was created. This is a holiday that’s observed annually on July 17th and encourages the citizens of the world to learn more about the international justice system and the impact it has made on the world.

The History Of World Day for International Justice

This holiday is observed on July 17th because that is the date when the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted in 1998. This treated created the International Criminal Court.

However, it would be over a decade before a day was created to celebrate this event officially. This happened on June 1st, 2010 at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute that was held in Uganda. This is where the parties involved decided to create July 17th as World Day for International Justice.

Observing World Day For International Justice

This is the perfect day of the year to learn more about international criminal justice, both in a historical context and as it works today. It’s also a good day to attend an event that talks about some of the issues that the international criminal justice system faces today.

People can also take the time to donate their time to fight for justice in lawless areas of the world. And finally, people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #WorldDayForInternationalJustice on social media. Let’s all work together to fight against the atrocities of the world and hopefully allow justice to prevail.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 17 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
July 17 Thursday
Last year (2023)
July 17 Monday
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