The World Day for International Justice
Type of Activity – In Classroom Activity
The World Day for International Justice is also known as The Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day. It is celebrated on the 17th of July, and it marks the anniversary of the Rome Statute which was adopted in Rome on 17th July, 1998. The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC); it serves as the foundational and governing document for the ICC. The ICC is the first and only permanent international court with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression. Every year on the World Day for International Justice, the entire globe unites in solidarity with the ICC to support justice and promote victim rights.
- Students will learn about and understand the importance of The World Day for International Justice.
- Research and learn about the ICC and the critical role it plays in bringing out justice and peace.
- Start the class by discussing the following questions:
- What are war crimes?
- What are crimes against humanity?
- What is genocide?
- What are crimes of aggression?
- What actions should be taken against people/nations that perpetuate such crimes?
- Have you heard about the World Day for International Justice?
- What according to you is the World Day for International Justice?
- What is the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
- What is the role of the ICC?
2. Explain to the students why The World Day for International Justice was established.
3. Show the students the following videos:
4. Divide the class into groups of 3-4 students each and tell them about the topic of the presentation that is to be delivered in the next class. Students will get one week to work on this presentation along with their group-mates.
Click here to view the reflection sheet and share the same link with the students.
- Our Week 3 activity will be a continuation of our Week 2 activity.
- We request you to encourage students to research the topic based on the guidelines and present their findings and views in classroom a week later.
- The details can be read here: www.bit.ly/JusticeDayPresentations.