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Opinion Editorials, July 2017
For this year's International Justice Day, 17 July, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court has created a campaign video, War after War:
Take action webpage:
#WarAfterWar, we say never again.
Enough is enough.
17 July - A day to unite for justice
International Justice Day 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.
What can you do?
Call on your government to:
1. Make international justice truly global
2. Strengthen the International Criminal Court
3. Improve state support for the Rome Statute
Dear Elected Representative,
War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are on the rise all around.
Mass murder. Bombing civilians. Torture. Pillage. Rape as a weapon of war. Disappearances. Extrajudicial killings.
These unimaginable atrocities are sanctioned at the highest levels. Civilians – particularly children and women – suffer most.
I’m writing to say enough is enough.
Such grave crimes threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.
For the first time in history, we can bring individuals - including presidents, generals and rebel leaders - to justice in national courts, or failing that, through the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
The victims of these heinous crimes need your help to get our government to support the ICC its mission to end impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and to contribute to their prevention.
Here are four ways you can help:
Join the historic fight for global justice at www.coalitionfortheicc.org.
The COALITION FOR THE ICC IS A CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK IN 150 COUNTRIES FIGHTING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE FOR WAR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE
Join an event
Are we missing something? Let us know!
ICC at 15: International criminal justice is working and needs strong support, ICC President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
ICC: Boost Support for Justice on 19th Anniversary, Human Rights Watch
Why international justice still faces roadblocks, Richard Dicker, Human Rights Watch
Why is international human rights law such an easy target?, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Simone Veil and the fight for victims' rights at the ICC, Coalition for the ICC
Preventing sexual violence from all sides, Coalition for the ICC
About International Justice Day
International Justice Day commemorates the historic adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, and marks the importance of continuing the fight against impunity and bringing justice for the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
"The strengthening of international criminal justice in the last 20 years, and especially the adoption of the Rome Statute and establishment of the new system of international criminal justice and this great Court, will be viewed as a revolutionary advance for peace and the rule of law,” William R. Pace, convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.
IJD is a reminder for all states committed to fair and impartial justice for victims of the worst crimes around the world: to urgently ensure continued support for the international justice system. IJD is also a reminder for the Court’s strongest advocates, civil society: to stand firm in their original commitment in getting the ICC established, now to advance a Rome Statute system of international justice that works for all.
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