THE HAGUE, Netherlands,
The Day of International Criminal Justice marks the anniversary of the adoption on 17 July 1998 of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, which seeks to deter people from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime. 17 July unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’ rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace and security of the world.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) therefore launched a new #JusticeMatters social media campaign from 1 to 17 July, to mark the Day of International Criminal Justice, which include a Facebook photo contest. Participants are invited to submit photos, to ask their networks to like and share them, and to challenge their friends to add a little justice to their world view.
Photos of the scales of justice will be submitted on the ICC “17 July” Facebook page, transforming a monument, such as ‘city skyline’ or a ‘natural landscape’ into a symbol of justice.
The three photos to receive the most “likes” and “shares” will win a Justice Matters photo book.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the ICC, its goals, and the importance of international criminal justice on a global scale
SOURCE:International Criminal Court