Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the Day of International

MIL OSI – Source: European Union – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the Day of International

Justice is one of the pillars of our societies: it safeguards
equality, cohesion, resilience. International Criminal Justice Day is the
occasion to remember those who are seeking justice for appalling crimes,
including crimes against humanity, and the many dedicated and courageous
individuals who work in the field of international justice.An
international system of criminal justice – complementing and reinforcing
national justice systems – is essential to deter those contemplating the most
serious crimes, to enable victims to obtain justice and redress, to rebuild
nations ravaged by war and to support post-conflict reconciliation.17
July marks the date when the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
was first adopted in 1998. The EU and its Member States remain committed to
promoting the efforts to end impunity for the most heinous atrocities and
encourage the universal acceptance of the jurisdiction of the International
Criminal
Court.