About World Day for International Justice
This day is observed on July 17th as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
The date was chosen as July 17th 2002 was the date of the adoption of the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. In June 2010, at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, the Assembly of State Parties decided to celebrate July 17th as the Day of International Criminal Justice.
Since the Rome Statute entered into force, the International Criminal Court has continuously worked to promote cooperation, complementarity and universality, as critical components for effective functioning of the Rome Statute legal system.