Launch of Rome Statute 20 commemorations 

In this anniversary year, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court is dedicated to honoring the groundbreaking achievement that was the adoption of the Rome Statute and the subsequent establishment of the only permanent international court mandated to end impunity for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression.  

The Coalition is committed to doing all we can to commemorate, celebrate, and honor the government and international organization leaders, and Coalition members who have helped achieve this historic victory for international peace and security since 1995.

February 2018 saw the launch of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court's Rome Statute 20th anniversary commemorations with two days of forums convening global civil society, government leaders and court officials in The Hague, the Netherlands.

At the launch events, and throughout the year, while celebrating this historic advance in peace, justice, and international law, the Coalition will also take stock of the treaty and the international justice system it created - from its progressive provisions to unexpected lacunae; from its idealistic vision to an increasingly challenging political reality.

We hope that you will keep us informed of any and all upcoming 20th anniversary-related events by sharing details with us at Event information we receive will be listed below as it becomes available.

RS 20 Events around the world 

Stay up to date on events, seminars, and celebrations at the local, national, regional and international levels with our calendar of RS 20 events.

Take Action on RS 20

What can you do to mark the 20th? Get involved.

Coalition for the ICC launches the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute

On Thursday 15 February 2018, a high-level forum with interventions and statements from the Coalition Convenor, civil society representatives, the ICC President and ICC Prosecutor, the ASP president, the UN Secretary-General and UN Human Rights Chief, and the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, among others, took place at the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court.


Coalition for the ICC interactive forum launching the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute

The Coalition hosted a day of interactive public forums at the Peace Palace on 16 February 2018, with a focus on the historical significance of the Rome Statute in the creation of the Court and the development of international criminal justice.

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