Information: 7 September 2017

ICC to receive 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award


The International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") is honoured to have been awarded the 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award, bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Legal Assistance Consortium in recognition of work advancing international justice and strengthening respect for human rights.

The award will be formally received by the ICC President, Prosecutor and Registrar in Stockholm, Sweden, on 20 November 2017, at a ceremony held in the presence of Their Majesties King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, and eminent guests.

This prize is a recognition of the importance of international criminal justice, and the efforts of the ICC to fight against impunity for the worst crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. To this end, progress has been made but much more work remains to be done. The Court is firmly committed to accountability and a more just world in accordance with its mandate.

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