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Rome Conference
Rome Conference
On 3 July 2008 in The Hague, some 350 diplomats, officials from the ICC and tribunals, academics and members of civil society commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Rome Statute, which was adopted on 17 July 1998. Pictured from left to right are: Rama Yade, French Secretary of State; Philippe Kirsch, ICC president; Princess Máxima of the Netherlands; Rosalyn Higgins, president of the International Court of Justice; Maxime Verhagen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs. Credit: CICC
International Justice Day
On 17 July the world celebrates International Justice Day, to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding treaty. International Justice Day is a reminder of the urgency for all States committed to justice to ensure continued support for the Rome Statute’s international justice system. Members of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court are celebrating this day in solidarity with victims of crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes through a number of worldwide events.

Rome Conference - 1998
The United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, known as the “Rome Conference,” took place from 15 June to 17 July 1998 in Rome, Italy. More than 160 governments participated in the conference, many with sizable delegations. At the end of the five weeks of intense and often emotional deliberations, 120 nations voted in favor of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Only 7 nations voted against the treaty (including the United States, Israel, China, Iraq, Qatar), while 21 countries abstained. The Statute was then open for signature and ratification.

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court actively participated in the Rome Conference – monitoring the negotiations, producing daily information for worldwide distribution and facilitating the participation and parallel activities of the more than 200 NGOs which attended. The CICC coordinated the input of civil society organizations through Issue Teams that closely followed discussions on particular provisions of the draft statute. Civil society is credited with some of the most important aspects of the Statute, such as its strong provisions for gender crimes and the independence of the prosecutor.
Core Texts
Author Date and Title
No disponible
18 July 1998
ACTA FINAL DE LA CONFERENCIA DIPLOMÁTICA DE PLENIPOTENCIARIOS DE LAS NACIONES UNIDAS SOBRE EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE UNA CORTE PENAL INTERNACIONAL
17 July 1998
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
ICC
15 July 2011
ICC President’s Message - Day of International Criminal Justice
ICC
14 July 2011
17 July – International Criminal Justice Day: Join the Celebrations by disseminating Audio-visual materials
ICC
01 July 2011
ICC launches Facebook page in countdown to 17 July: International Criminal Justice Day
ICC
24 June 2011
Tunisia becomes the 116th State to join the ICC’s governing treaty, the Rome Statute
ICC Presidency
17 July 2010
Statement of the President on the Occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice
ICC
16 July 2010
ICC celebrates the Day of International Criminal Justice 17 July
ICC
17 July 2009
Statement of the Presidency of the International Criminal Court on the Occasion of International Justice Day, 17 July 2009
Legislative Debates
Author Date and Title
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
23 July 1998
Is a U.N. International Criminal Court in the U.S. national interest? Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
AMICC
12 Aug 2014
Analysis of Citations of the Rome Statute in U.S. Federal Case Law
American Bar Association
17 July 2014
International Criminal Justice Day - July 17, 2014
Avocats Sans Frontieres
17 July 2014
International crimes, national courts
Human Rights Agenda Association
17 July 2014
International Justice Day
Human Rights Agenda Association
17 July 2014
Türkiye, Orta Doğu’ya Bir Mesaj Verebilir…
NPWJ
17 July 2014
International Justice Day: NPWJ and NRPTT call for stronger commitment to the fight against impunity
American Bar Association
16 July 2014
International Criminal Justice Day - July 17, 2014
NGO Media Statements
Authorascending Date and Title
ACIJLP
July 2010
Commemorating World Day of International Criminal Justice ACIJLP Calls upon Arab governments to ratify and Join the International Criminal Court
AFRIQUE JUSTICE
19 July 2013
La Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) et le principe de la complémentarité
AI
17 July 1998
International Criminal Court - "Crippled At Birth?"
AI Luxembourg
17 July 2013
Comment le Luxembourg peut aider les enfants victimes des conflits armes
AMICC
18 July 2013
International Justice Day: Giving Victims a Voice
AMICC
18 July 2013
Ready for that Close-Up: The International Criminal Court's Recent Representations on Film
ASF
18 July 2013
Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) salute the courageous victims of grave human rights violations
Afghanistan Watch
18 July 2013
Afghanistan Watch Calls on the Afghan State to Fulfill its Obligations as an ICC Member State
Amnesty International
15 July 2009
17 juillet 2009 Journée de la justice internationale Pas d’impunité pour les criminels en France
Aprodeh
17 July 2009
Una oportunidad para que el Estado peruano ratifique su compromiso con la justicia internacional
Barbara Lochbihler
17 July 2013
European Parliament delegation visit to the African Union and Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
CAR Coalition for the ICC
17 July 2009
Communiqué de presse sur le 17 juillet
CAR Coalition for the ICC
14 July 2010
Communiqué de la Coalition de RCA pour la CPI sur la Journée de la Justice internationale
CICC
17 July 2008
Making Justice Universal: Celebrating Ten Years of the Rome Statute of the ICC
CICC
17 July 2008
In celebration of the International Criminal Justice Day, The Egyptian Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ECICC) Appeals the Egyptian Government to ratify the Rome Statute
CICC
17 July 2009
On INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY, 109—Soon 110—State Parties to ICC Highlight Growing Universality of Movement to End Impunity
CICC
08 July 2010
International Justice Day: Model Press Release
CICC
16 July 2010
International Justice Day: World Celebrates 12th Anniversary Of New Global System To End Impunity
CICC
24 June 2011
Global NGO Coalition Welcomes Tunisia as the 116th ICC State Party
CICC
15 July 2011
International Justice Day: World Celebrates 13th Anniversary of New Global System to End Impunity
CICC
23 Oct 2011
Note on the Passing of Judge Antonio Cassese
CICC
06 Dec 2011
VANUATU BECOMES 120th STATE TO JOIN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
CICC
16 July 2012
World Celebrates International Justice Day: Global Coalition Calls on States to Make Justice a Priority
CICC
28 May 2013
In memoriam of Christopher Keith Hall, 1946-2013
CICC
17 July 2013
Victims Must not be Forgotten on International Justice Day
CICC
17 July 2014
International Justice Day Sees Progress, Challenges Ahead for ICC
Citizen's Task Force to Combat Impunity
17 July 2009
Human Rights Community demands accession to Rome Statute
Coalición Dominicana de Apoyo a la CPI
14 July 2011
Nota de Prensa en conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Justicia Internacional
Coalición Dominicana por la CPI
14 July 2010
A proposito de la celebracion del Día de la Justicia Internacional
Coalition Centrafricaine Pour La Cour Penale Internationale (CCCPI)
17 July 2010
Declaration (in French)
Coalition Centrafricaine pour la Cour Penale Internationale
17 July 2008
Declaration de la Coalition Centrafricaine pour la Cour Penale Internationale (C.C.C.P.I) a l'occasion du 10 e anniversaire de l'adoption du Statut de Rome
Comisión Colombiana de Juristas
17 July 2014
17 de julio: Día de la Justicia Internacional
Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador (CDHES)
17 July 2012
Día De La Justicia Internacional
DRC National Coalition
17 July 2011
Message of the Coalition of DRC for the ICC on 17 July 2011 [French]
FOHRID
16 July 2010
International Justice Day-2010: FOHRID Urges Government of Nepal to ratify the Rome Statute of ICC
FOHRID
17 July 2011
International Justice Day 2011: FOHRID Urges Government of Nepal to ratify the Rome Statute of ICC,
FOHRID
16 July 2012
FOHRID Urges Government of Nepal to ratify the Rome Statute of ICC
Fundación Federalista
17 July 2008
A propósito del 17 de julio Día Mundial de la Justicia Internacional
HURINET-U & UCICC
17 July 2012
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY; A TIME TO REFLECT ON THE CHALLENGES, IMPACT AND LESSONS FOR THE NEXT DECADE
Huffington Post
17 July 2014
This #17July, Invest in International Criminal Justice Because #JusticeMatters
Human Rights Agenda Association
18 July 2013
International Justice Day
ICICC
22 July 2010
Iraqi National Coalition Celebrates International Justice Day
ICJ Kenya
18 July 2013
Commemoration of The International Criminal Justice Day In Eastern Africa
ICTJ
17 July 2014
On the Front Lines of Justice: The Struggle for Accountability in National Contexts
Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission
17 July 2010
Statement on the occasion of International Criminal Justice Day
Iraqi National Commission for the ICC
12 July 2011
17 تموز 1988 يوم العدالة العالمي وتبني نظام روما الاساسي للمحكمة الجنائية الدولية
Ligue Algérienne des Droits de l’Homme – LADH
16 July 2011
Communiqué de la LADH – À l’occasion de la célébration de la journée de la justice internationale – 17 juillet
NPWJ
17 July 2010
ICC: NPWJ celebrates the twelfth anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute
NPWJ
24 June 2011
No Peace Without Justice welcomes Tunisia as 116th ICC State Party
NPWJ
17 July 2011
NPWJ celebrates International Justice Day with partners around the world
NPWJ
16 July 2012
International Criminal Court 10 years in, Italy still in default
NPWJ
17 July 2013
International Justice Day: Commitment and Action Needed
Odhikar
17 July 2014
Odhikar observes International Justice Day
PCICC
16 July 2009
Coalition urges immediate Philippine ratification of treaty on the International Criminal Court
PGA
24 June 2011
Tunisia Accedes To The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court (ICC) – Parliamentarians For Global Action (PGA) Hails Historic Step
Parliamentarians for Global Action
18 July 2014
The European Parliament Adopts Resolution Calling on States to Ratify the Kampala Amendments
Parliamentarians for Global Action
18 July 2014
PGA Convened DRC, Ugandan and UK MPs for a Resolution to Fight Impunity for International Crimes
Physicians for Human Rights
18 July 2013
PHR Commemorates International Justice Day
Salvadorian Coalition for the ICC
17 July 2014
LA COALICION SALVADOREÑA PARA LA CORTE PENAL INTERNACIONAL, EN EL DIA MUNDIAL DE LA JUSTICIA INTERNACIONAL QUE SE CONMEMORA EL 17 DE JULIO.
Sierra Leone Coalition for the ICC
17 July 2009
SIERRA LEONE COALITION FOR THE ICC CALLS ON PRESIDENT ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO COOPERATE WITH ICC
South-Caucasus Network of HR Defenders
17 July 2009
International Justice Day Statement
Swiss Coalition for the ICC
17 July 2008
Ten Years of the Rome Statute: The Swiss Coalition for the ICC adopts its internalational criminal law agenda
TRIAL
17 July 2012
International Justice Day: «The International Criminal Court, a useful step, but States need to do much better».
The Global Solutions
18 July 2013
Celebrating International Justice Day
The Malaysian Bar
17 July 2013
International Criminal Justice Day on 17 July 2013
Turkish CICC
17 July 2010
Uluslararası Adalet Günü: Dünya Cezasızlığı Sona Erdirilmesi İçin Kurulan Sistemin 12. Yıldönümünü Kutluyor
Turkish Coalition for the ICC
17 July 2009
17 TEMMUZ "ULUSLARARASI ADALET GÜNÜ"
UCICC
16 July 2010
International Justice Day- 17 July 2010: world celebrates 12th anniversary of new
UCICC
15 July 2011
17 JULY 2011: WORLD CELEBRATES 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF A GLOBAL SYSTEM TO END IMPUNITY
WFM Canada
16 July 2010
nternational Criminal Court: Breakthrough on Crime of Aggression
Quotes and Statements
Author Title Date
STL
18483|18484 17 July 2012
Dr. Hans-Peter Kaul, Second Vice-President International Criminal Court
10671|10672 17 July 2009
UN Reports, Resolutions, and Statements
Author Date and Title
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
17 July 2011
Statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on International Criminal Justice Day