New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Every year on July 17, World Day for International Justice 2021 is observed globally to mark the significance of bringing justice for the victims of war crimes, mass crimes and crimes against humanity. Also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day, this day helps in promoting and awaring people regarding the rights of victims. And how to prevent crimes that threaten the security, peace and well being of people across the globe.  

World Day for International Justice 2021: Significance

17 July is celebrated as World Day for International Justice because this day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998. With the help of this treaty, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Rome Statute of International Criminal Court of Justice establishes the court's functions, jurisdiction and structure while defining eleven broad crimes against humanity, namely, extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of intentional natures.

Since 1998, about 139 countries have signed the Court's treaty and nearly 80 States, representative of every region of the world, have ratified it.

World Day for International Justice 2021: Theme

This year the theme of World Day of Social Justice 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.” This is in the wake of growing inequalities between the people who have access to digital resources and those who do not. A difference that was so starkly visible during the Coronavirus crisis, as those with access to digital devices and services were able to find easier means to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma