2012: Celebrating the ICC's 10th Anniversary
On 1 July 2002, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered into force, creating the world's first permanent international court to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. At the beginning of 2012, 120 nations had joined the Rome Statute and the number keeps growing. In 2011 alone there were six new ICC states parties, the most in any given year since 2003.
The ICC's 10th anniversary is a symbolic milestone that will be celebrated throughout 2012 by all actors involved in the fight against impunity for grave crimes. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the tremendous achievements made in the field of international criminal justice in the past 10 years, as well as a reminder of the urgency for all states committed to justice to ensure continued support for the Rome Statute.
Many members of the Coalition from around the world have started planning activities and events, such as lectures, conferences, demonstrations and media actions to raise awareness of this anniversary year. The Coalition Secretariat invites its members and partners to share their 10th anniversary initiatives, ideas or documents at: [email protected] so as to maximize publicity and partnerships around this important date.
The ICC has also launched a 10th anniversary website which also features useful tools and resources. The website, which is available in English and French, features a calendar of events, a photo gallery, press releases, and further background information about the Court.
On this page you will find publications and other resources related to the 10th anniversary celebrations.
The Coalition's informal list of events can be found under the heading "Events archive".