17 July 2018 - Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Rome Statute

  17 July 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, which seeks to protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.  

States Parties play a crucial role in the support of the Rome Statute; therefore, the ICC has made available a toolkit which States can use for the various campaigns or as an inspiration for national activities.

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​15-16 February

CICC Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute

​ICC, The Hague, Netherlands

19–23 February

Trust Fund for Victims. Joint Programme Monitoring visit to Uganda​Uganda (several locations)
​5        AprilThe Crime of Aggression

​The Club of International Law, Norwegian Residence, The Hague

​9        April

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute


​Palacio San Matín,     Buenos Aires, Argentine
19      April"The Crime of Aggression in the 20 years of the Rome Statute"

​Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

​8         May​"The International Law Commission and the fight against impunity"​UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
25       May"Where do we go from here?. The International Criminal Court 20 years after Rome"

​Humanitarium (ICRC),    Geneva, Switzerland

​7-8      June

​Décimo Seminario Regional de Alto Nivel

Declaration of Quito:

English / French / Spanish

​Quito,       Ecuador

18-22       June


International Criminal Court Summer School

Public Lecture with Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa: "Africa and the International Criminal Court: Challenges and Prospects"


​National University of Ireland,     Galway,     Ireland
​20         June20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute of the ICC - Victims' Rights Working Group's Lunch talks​Redress, Embassy of Finland, The Hague
​5         July20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute of the ICC​Supreme court, Nicosia,      Cyprus
17       JulyCommemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court, The Hague,     The Netherlands 

17       July ​"The need for universality and the International criminal Court's jurisdiction over the crime of aggression"

​UN Headquarters        New York, United States of America

17       JulyManifesto of the International Criminal Bar on the occasion of the International Day of Criminal Justice
​18       July​​“Conference on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court" ​Rome, Italy

​5-15 August

"Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System in the Era of the Permanent International Criminal Court - Coordinating and strengthening enforcement on National, Regional and International Levels"

Twentieth Summer Session of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

Faculty of Law University of Salzburg, Austria

​5 September​Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute​Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
​6 September "​20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, Challenges in the Protection of human rights"​Montevideo, Uruguay
​13 September​International Gender Champions​Den Haag Hub, The Hague, The Netherlands
​20 September

"Je veux que le monde sache..."

​Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute

​Bangui, Central African Republic
​21 September

​"La Cour pénale internationale (CPI), 20 ans après l'adoption du Statut de Rome: bilan, défis et perspectives"

Seminaire internationale de professionnalisation


​Université catholique de Lyon, France
24-25 SeptemberV Biennial Conference of the Latin American Society of International Law

​Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

​3 - 4 October

"Challenges for Global Justice in the Asian context"

SMU website

​School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore
​5 - 6 October

20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute

​Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
​10 - 11 OctoberSeminario Conmemorativo de los 20 años de la Corte Penal Internacional

​Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panama City, Panama

​18 - 19 October

​"70 Years of the Constitution and the Evolution of Korean Law"

11th Korean Jurists Conference

Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel,


Republic of Korea

​18-19 October

Twentieth Anniversary Symposium: The Sound of ICL

​Faculty of Law University of Salzburg, Austria

19-20 October

20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics


Statement. Foreign Minister of Germany (EnglishGerman)


Nuremberg Forum 2018                              International Nuremberg Principles Academy

​Nuremberg, Germany

​24 - 25 October

​"Opportunities for Cooperation and Exchange of Experience at 20 Years of the rome Statute"

High level Seminar on Cooperation

​Tbilisi, Georgia

Annual Meeting

Asian - African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO)​

​21-23 November

20 ans du Statut de Rome : bilan et perspective​​University of Bordeaux, France
​26 November - 14 DecemberA new look at the International Criminal court: 20 years of the Rome Statute​Cité internationale des arts,       Paris,         France
​4 December​"The Rome Statute: 20 years of figthing impunity"

​Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands

​5 December

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute

​World Forum, Assembly of States Parties, The Hague, The netherlands

25 January 2019The International Criminal Court 20 years later: integrity and universality of the Rome Statute​Diplomatic School, Madrid, Spain
25 - 26 April 2019II Congreso de Derecho Internacional

​University of Rosario, Bogota,Colombia


​Invitation to States Parties to display the exhibit: Trauma, healing and hope English

Invitation by France and Senegal to participate in the cooperation video

The video should be sent by WeTransfer to [email protected] by Friday, 25 May 2018.

​Link to ICC 20th Anniversary webpage: https://www.icc-cpi.int/romestatute20

Link to New york City Bar statement here.