World Day for International Justice 2019

International Justice Day is celebrated throughout the world on July 17, as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.

World Day for International Justice 2019
World Day for International Justice 2019 Theme

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. On 1 June 2010, at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute held in Kampala (Uganda), the Assembly of State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the Day of International Criminal Justice.

World Day of Social Justice 2019: Theme

The theme of World Day of Social Justice 2019 is 'If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice'. According to ILO estimates, currently around 2 million people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, of which more than 400 million are aged 15 to 29. It is also seen that less than 40% people have better quality jobs and better access to jobs to increase their incomes and to contribute more cohesive and equitable societies. It is important to prevent violent conflicts and to address post-conflict challenges.

What’s the Aim of International Criminal Justice Day?

The aim of International Criminal Justice Day is to make people united for support of justice and as well as to promote victim rights. This day also attracts people from all around the world to pay attention to many serious issues. This day also helps people to protect from many crimes and also help those who have put the peace, security, and well-being of the world at risk.

What is the International Criminal Court (ICC)?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the only permanent Criminal Court which holds crimes against humanity accountable, war crimes, and perpetrators of genocide. International Criminal Court (ICC) came into being when 120 states adopted a statute in Rome. This statue is known as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. All the countries who are agreed to espouse the statute were also accepting the authority of the ICC, with concerns to the prosecution of serious crimes. The ICC does not replace national courts. It is only available to intercede when a country can’t or won’t carry out investigations and prosecute perpetrators. However, the ICC faces major roadblocks.

World Day of Social Justice: Celebrations

Each year, people around the world use this day to host events to promote international criminal justice, especially support for the International Criminal Court. The day has been successful enough to attract international news attention, and for groups to use the day to focus attention on particular issues such as genocide in Darfur, Falun Dafa, and serious crimes of violence against women.

It is celebrated with an objective of raising your voice against social injustice that is to promote social justice and to bring the various communities internationally together to eliminate poverty, gender and physical discriminations, illiteracy, religious discrimination etc. to make a socially integrated society.

How You Can Mark the Day

There are a number of different ways you can play a part. Why not write an article or a blog to highlight the need for justice where you live? You could send a communication to your local elected representative and voice your opinion. Speak to members of your government. Or take part in one of the many events that will be held in cities around the world.

Is it a Public Holiday?

The World Day for International Justice or International Justice Day is an annual observance and not a public holiday. Public life is not affected by this.