Day of International Criminal Justice: FIDH video portraits commemorating #17July

17/07/2022
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17 July 2022, the Day of International Criminal Justice, marks the historic adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 17 July 1998, and commemorates the importance of continuing the fight against impunity and bringing justice for the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. 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.

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) also turns 100 in 2022, and the centenary is being celebrated by a series of events showcasing the Federation’s many accomplishments and looking ahead to remain on the front-line defending human rights. For this momentous year, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the ICC, FIDH is profiling FIDH staff, members, and allies’ in the following six video portraits to highlight their vital efforts and personal commitment to victims and international justice, and their main recommendations for the years to come.

FIDH portrait #1 of Delphine Carlens, Head of FIDH International Justice Desk

FIDH portrait #2 of Drissa Traoré, Honorary President of the Mouvement ivoirien des droits humains (MIDH), FIDH Secretary General (Côte d’Ivoire)

FIDH portrait #3 of Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al Haq, and FIDH Secretary General (Palestine)

FIDH portrait #4 of Reinaldo Villalba Vargas, Vice-President of the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR), and FIDH Vice President (Colombia)

FIDH portrait #5 of Oleksandra Drik, Coordinator for International Cooperation at the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), FIDH member organisation in Ukraine

FIDH portrait #6 of Dorine Llanta, Programme Officer within the FIDH representation to the ICC in The Hague, and Virginie Amato, Head of advocacy, Coalition for the ICC

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