The ICC Rome Statute is 20
Help us mark this milestone throughout 2018, and join us in building a #morejustworld.
Learn about the crimes codified in the Rome Statute and how it created the ICC and TFV. See how the ICC holds perpetrators accountable and has a direct impact on survivors' lives. Hear how #justicematters in the lives of thousands across the globe.
Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – Speeches
ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji Remarks at Solemn Hearing
President of Nigeria H.E. Muhammadu Buhari Keynote Speech at Solemn Hearing
ASP President H.E. O-Gon Kwon Remarks at Solemn Hearing
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Remarks at Solemn Hearing
ICC Registrar Peter Lewis Remarks
Rt. Honourable Rebecca A. Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda
Honourable Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chauhury, MP, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament
H.E. Dr. Riad al Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine
Honourable Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
H.E. Jonas Bering Liisberg, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
H.E. Dr. Abdul Basser Anwar, Minister of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
H.E. Gocha Lordkipanidze, Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia
H.E. Maikel Moreno, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
H.E. Pavel Zeman, Supreme State Attorney of the Czech Republic
Chief Charles Taku, President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association
Mr Kenneth Roth, Executive Director Human Rights Watch
H.E. Judge Mr. Sang-Hyun Song
H.E. Ms María Teresa Infante, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to the Netherlands
Mr Jorge Faurie, Chancelor, Republic of Argentina
Video message on the occasion of the Rome Statute's 20th anniversary by Mr Benjamin Ferencz
Opening of the ICC Judicial Year: ICC President’s speech
Opening of the ICC Judicial Year: President of Trinidad and Tobago’s speech
What is the Rome Statute and why is it important?
The Rome Statute is the ICC's founding treaty, supported by over 120 countries.
Through the Rome Statute, the ICC can give a voice and a face to countless victims, as well as a central place in the judicial proceeding.
The Rome Statute has set up the highest legal standards, the equality of arms, the impartiality of the judicial process, and created a basis for the model of civil administration in the service of fair and equitable justice.
It [the Rome Statute] has also established the
Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) with a two-fold mandate: (i) to implement Court-Ordered reparations and (ii) to provide physical and psychological rehabilitation, and material support to victim survivors, their families, and affected communities. The TFV assists survivors to begin the process of healing and rebuilding their lives, and provides the opportunity for them to be active participants in dialogues to promote reconciliation and peace-building.
How can we commemorate the Rome Statute’s 20th anniversary throughout 2018?
Watch this page for news, stories, events, exhibits, activities and actions you can take throughout the year. Share these pages with your networks and friends, and show support for survivors of some of the world’s most heinous crimes.
Save the date: 17 July, the Day of International Criminal Justice, is the Rome Statute’s official anniversary.
Check our online photo exhibit on the 20th anniversary:
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