International Justice Day 2020: Theme, Importance, History, Roles, Events, and Facts.
Updated: Jul 17
World day for international justice also known as international Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. International justice day is celebrated every year on 17th July to recognize the awareness about the strong system of international justice.
“Our lives begin to end the day we became silent about things that matter”- Martin Luther King
World Day for International Justice: Importance
The importance of the day is to raise voice against social injustice and to bring the various communities internationally together to eliminate poverty, gender and physical discrimination, illiteracy, unemployment, religious discrimination to make a socially integrated society.
This Day unites all those who wish to stand for justice, care for the rights of the victim, also help in preventing crime that threatens peace, security happiness, and well-being of the world. Read More- World Population Day 2020 World Day for International Justice: History
17th July celebrated as International Justice Day as it is the Date of adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998 that create the ICC (International Criminal Court). Since 17th July 1998, 139 countries have signed the court treaty and nearly 80 states, elective of every region of the world, have enacted it. On 1 June 2010, at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute held in Kampala (Uganda), the assembly of the state parties decided to celebrate 17th July as the day of International Criminal Justice.
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World Day for International Justice- Significance
Each year, people around the world use this day to host events to promote international criminal justice, especially support for the International Criminal Court. It is also to protect people from several crimes and also warn those people who affect the peace, security, and well being of the nation at risk.
World Day for International Justice 2020: Theme
The theme of international justice day 2020 is “Closing the inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”
World Day for International Justice 2019: Theme
“If you want peace and Development, Work for Social Justice”
World Day for International Justice: Events