2014 : 17 July 2014 - Day of International Criminal Justice

17 July is the Day of International Criminal Justice. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, the founding treaty of the ICC, which seeks to protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. 
17 July unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims' rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

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Press Releases

The United Nations and the International Criminal Court, partners of shared values, commemorate the Day of International Criminal Justice at an event hosted by Italy
Event marks 17 July, Day of International Criminal Justice
Justice Matters social media campaign launched to commemorate 17 July: International Criminal Justice Day


Statement on 17 July by ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song

Statement at the United Nations by ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song

Statement by H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties

Statement of James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations 

Statement of Judge Daniel D. Ntanda Nsereko, Appeals Chamber, Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Statement of Judge Theodor Meron, President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, President, Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

Statement of H.E. Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina

Statement by H.E. Mr. Alfredo Labbe, General Director of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Statement by H.E. Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica

Opinion Editorial H.E Andreas Iacovides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

Statement by H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabious, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France 

Statement by H.E. Ms. Federica Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
Statement of H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations
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Statement by H.E. Dr. Nimota N. Akanbi, Ambassador of Nigeria to The Netherlands 

Statement by H.E. Mr. Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland

Statement by H.E. Mr. Łukasz Zieliński, Deputy Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations

Statement by Mrs. Pierina Katonaga, Permanent Mission of Samoa to the United Nations 

Statement by H.E. Mr. Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Justice of Senegal

Statement of Ministry of Foreign and European Affaires of the Slovak Republic on the Day of International Criminal Justice

Statement by State Parties and Signatories to the Rome Statute from Latin America and the Caribbean

Statement by the Spokesperson of the European External Action Service on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice, 17 July

Press Release of Parliamentarians for Global Action

Statement by the New York City Bar Association Celebrating International Justice Day July 17, 2014


Huffingtonpost - Exploring shared values of the ICC and the UN