World Day for International Justice is observed on July 17 of every year. This is also known as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day. It is celebrated as an effort to acknowledge the emerging system of international criminal justice. It is mostly observed by people related to law and by judicial activist groups around the world. International Justice Day is held on the anniversary of the International Criminal Court, which is the only court for the prosecution of individuals against major criminal crimes. This day reminds us of the importance of pursuing justice, being accountable for mass atrocities, legal obligation, and moral necessity. It also reflects the victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Everyone must make an effort on this day to create more justice and peace worldwide.
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” – Aristotle
History of World Day For International Justice or International Justice Day
World Day for International Justice is observed on July 17 because it is the anniversary of adopting the Roman statute, it is a treaty that was created in the International Criminal Court. On June 1, 2010, at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute that was held in Uganda, the Assembly of State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the Day of International Criminal Justice. People around the world host events every year to promote international criminal justice to support the International Criminal Court.
Other Celebrations on July 17
July 17 is also celebrated as
- Yellow Pig Day
- National Peach Ice Cream Day
- National Tattoo Day
- World Emoji Day
- National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by conducting events to raise awareness of international criminal justice. This day mainly focuses on issues like genocide, crimes against women, and a lot more. You can spread your knowledge to others by writing an article or blog, etc., You can also take part in any of those events that will be held in various cities. One can learn about the importance of the day and spread the information to others. Post pictures and share your World Day For International Justice celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #WorldDayForInternationalJustice and #InternationalJusticeDay.
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