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UN INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, UN World Day for International Justice, Newsletter #5, July 17, 2014.
 Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace.

What’s at stake:  a fair, effective, and independent International Criminal Court and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity


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Contents UN International Justice Day, ICC Newsletter #5
UN International Justice Day Newsletter, Google Search
International Justice Day Coalition Activities
United States and ICC, Google Search
US Opposition to ICC
US War Crimes, Google Search

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On 17 July, the world celebrates International Justice Day (IJD) in honor of the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
As has been the case for many years, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court—a global network of civil society organizations in 150 countries advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity—will commemorate this day in solidarity with victims of crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes through a number of worldwide events. Please find below a non-exhaustive list of events and actions undertaken by members of the Coalition around this important date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I. Global

On 16 July, the Coalition will hold a live video conference entitled, “Can the UN Security Council  be Consistent on Justice.” Panelists include William Pace, convenor of the Coalition for the ICC; Radwan Ziadeh, director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, Syria; and Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch. The video conference begins at 10:00am EST/16:00pm CET, and can be viewed on the Coalition’s YouTube or Google+ pages. For more information, visit the #GlobalJustice blog.

On 17 July, the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN will hold an interactive panel event at the UN in New York, entitled, “Into the homestretch: towards the activation of the Kampala Amendments on the crime of aggression.” Panelists include ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song; Ambassador Andrej Logar, permanent representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN; Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, permanent representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN; and Professor Beth van Schaack, Santa Clara University School of Law. David Tolbert, executive director of the International Center for Transitional Justice, will moderate.

 This is not an exhaustive list. Please contact to share information on an event or for related questions. For more information on IJD, visit: and 2

II. Africa

On 17 July, the Benin Coalition for the ICC will hold a conference on sexual and gender-based violence in the DRC, entitled, “Justice: A Matter for All.” The conference will be hosted by Commissioner Reine ALAPINI-GANSOU, former chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, special rapporteur in charge of human rights defenders and Beninese candidate for ICC judge.


Coalition member Afrique Justice will be hosting a workshop in Yaoundé on raising awareness of atrocity crimes and the Rome Statute system.


On 17 July, the Children’s Education Society will host an event in Arusha raising awareness of children affected by atrocity crimes.


On 17-18 July, the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) will hold a high-level meeting and peers-review of the PGA Complementarity Project in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kampala, entitled, “Building political will and capacity to Fight Impunity for the International Crimes within the Rome Statute of the ICC System.” PGA also issued a statement commemorating IJD.

III. Americas
El Salvador

The Salvadorian Coalition for the ICC will hold a press conference on IJD.

United States

The New York City Bar Association issued a statement commemorating IJD, stating its support for the ICC.

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights issued a statement commemorating IJD, and will launch a new website for its ICC Project on 17 July.

IV. Asia-Pacific

From 17-20 July, Destination Justice will be hosting the multimedia Justice Matters exhibit in Phnom Penh. The exhibit “uses intimate portraits and videos to explore how justice is crucial to survivors of the world's most heinous crimes, and how it matters to the world as we strive together to achieve lasting peace. It also illustrates the daily matters of justice, inside the ICC 3 
Courtroom and behind the scenes, to show exactly what it takes to make justice happen.” For more information, please contact Rodolphe Prom at or +855 77
65 49 70 (Cambodia).


The Chinese Initiative for International Criminal Justice (CIICJ), with support from the Coalition for the ICC, will be hosting a workshop for the media and a preview launch of the Justice Matters exhibition in Beijing. The event will take place on 17 July and will feature an address by Donald Ferencz of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and speakers such as Professor Ling Yan from the China University of Political Science and Law; Michael Liu, CIICJ secretary general and civil party lawyer for the ECCC, among others. For more information please contact:


The Malaysian Coalition for the ICC will issue a statement commemorating IJD.


The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) will mark IJD with a visit to detainees in Bicutan, Taguig on 16 July. There are 278 detainees in Bicutan who have been waiting to appear in court since they were arrested in connection with the 20-day Zamboanga City Siege in September 2013. Balay Rehabilitation, a PCICC member organization, is arranging the visit.

V. Europe

VI. Middle East & North Africa
On 21 July, Justice Without Frontiers (JWF), in collaboration with the Beirut Bar Association, will organize a conference in Beirut on sexual and gender-based crimes. Speakers include Brigitte Chelebian, founder/director of JWF; Colonel Elie Asmar, head of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces department dealing with sex crimes; and Rabiaa El Garani, a sexual and gender-based violence specialist for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

On 22 July, JWF will organize an event focused on training Internal Security Forces police officers on investigating sexual and gender-based crimes.

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The United States government has consistently opposed an international court that could hold US military and political leaders to a uniform global standard of justice. The Clinton administration participated actively in negotiations towards the International Criminal Court treaty, seeking Security Council screening of cases. If adopted, this would have enabled the US to veto any dockets it opposed. When other countries refused to agree to such an unequal standard of justice, the US campaigned to weaken and undermine the court. The Bush administration, coming into office in 2001 as the Court neared implementation, adopted an extremely active opposition. Washington began to negotiate bilateral agreements with other countries, insuring immunity of US nationals from prosecution by the Court. As leverage, Washington threatened termination of economic aid, withdrawal of military assistance, and other painful measures. The Obama administration has so far made greater efforts to engage with the Court. It is participating with the Court's governing bodies and it is providing support for the Court's ongoing prosecutions. Washington, however, has no intention to join the ICC, due to its concern about possible charges against US nationals.

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Why the United States Is So Opposed (December 2003)
In this Crimes of War article Paul W. Kahn analyzes the US opposition to the International Criminal Court. Kahn argues that the jurisdiction of the Court has become the site for a symbolic battle between law and politics for the US, a nation that believes that politics has priority over law.
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Contents of Newsletter #2 2011 Bill Millager
- Celebration of the World Day for International Justice
- Creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Status of Ratification of the ICC
- Relations of the Obama Administration With the ICC
- Cases Under Way at the ICC
- Latest Developments vis a vis Prosecutions
- Expectations for the Future?
- Comparison with the International Court of Justice
- Precursor(s) of the ICC
 Contents #3  2012
UN World Day for International Justice
Background: Wikipedia
Robertson, Crimes Against Humanity

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