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2012: Celebrating the ICC's 10th Anniversary

On 1 July 2002, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered into force, creating the world's first permanent international court to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. At the beginning of 2012, 120 nations had joined the Rome Statute and the number keeps growing. In 2011 alone there were six new ICC states parties, the most in any given year since 2003.

The ICC's 10th anniversary is a symbolic milestone that will be celebrated throughout 2012 by all actors involved in the fight against impunity for grave crimes. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the tremendous achievements made in the field of international criminal justice in the past 10 years, as well as a reminder of the urgency for all states committed to justice to ensure continued support for the Rome Statute.

Many members of the Coalition from around the world have started planning activities and events, such as lectures, conferences, demonstrations and media actions to raise awareness of this anniversary year. The Coalition Secretariat invites its members and partners to share their 10th anniversary initiatives, ideas or documents at: [email protected] so as to maximize publicity and partnerships around this important date.

The ICC has also launched a 10th anniversary website which also features useful tools and resources. The website, which is available in English and French, features a calendar of events, a photo gallery, press releases, and further background information about the Court.

On this page you will find publications and other resources related to the 10th anniversary celebrations.

The Coalition's informal list of events can be found under the heading "Events archive".

Academic Papers and Reports
Audio Visual Resources
Author Date and Title
WHYY Radio Times
10 Sept 2012
AMICC's John Washburn Discusses US-ICC Relationship on WHYY's Radio Times
04 July 2012
ICC 10-year anniversary - Video clip
Amnesty International
29 June 2012
Demand Justice - 10th Anniversary of the ICC
Barbara Lochbihler, Committee on Human Rights, European Parliament
29 June 2012
Statement on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to mark the 10th anniversary
29 June 2012
Ten Years On, Reflections on the Impact of the Rome Statute
HAR centre - UNWS
Feb 2012
Videos of the Panels, Conference “Justice for all? 10 year review of the ICC”
Feb 2012
ICTJ Launches Podcast Series on Complementarity
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date and Title
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Sept 2012
“A diez años de la entrada en vigor del Estatuto de Roma: ¿Cuánto ha avanzado la justicia penal internacional?” Informe Final
Events Archive
Author Date and Title
July 2012
Celebrating 10 Years of the ICC: Informal List of Events
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Dec 2012
Politorbis: 10th Anniversary of the ICC: The Challenges of Complementarity
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
27 Nov 2012
Conference on “The International Criminal Court: 10 Years Since the Entry into Force of the Rome Statute; 115 Years Since the Birth of Vespasian V. Pella”
UN Security Council
05 July 2012
Security Council Press Statement on the Contribution of Courts and Tribunals in the Fight against Impunity
European Union
01 July 2012
Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Barbara Lochbihler, Committee on Human Rights, European Parliament
29 June 2012
International Criminal Court - Ten years of fight against impunity
Germany, ASP, CICC
04 June 2012
Celebrating the International Criminal Court’s first 10 Years and honouring the ICC's first Prosecutor
President of the ASP
13 Mar 2012
Letter of the intergovernmental organizations and civil society to appeal to organize events under the theme “Tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute"
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
02 July 2012
President of the Assembly: Statement on the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court
01 July 2012
ICC launches Facebook page from 1 - 17 July: From the Court’s 10th anniversary to International Criminal Justice Day
20 Apr 2012
ICC launches a tenth anniversary website
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
M. Rodríguez Pareja - Asuntos del Sur
10 July 2012
La mujer a 10 años del establecimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional
IJ Central
03 July 2012
IJCentral 4th of July special feature: The US and the ICC Today
02 July 2012
AMICC Members Celebrate ICC’s 10th Birthday
Citizens for Global Solutions
02 July 2012
A Decade of Dedication to Justice: Happy 10th Birthday ICC!
Patrick Baudouin (FIDH)
02 July 2012
Des moyens pour la Cour pénale internationale
Amnesty International
01 July 2012
Passing judgement on ten years of the ICC
Amnesty International
01 July 2012
International Justice Milestone: The International Criminal Court Turns Ten, Questions And Answers
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Africa Legal Aid
27 Feb 2013
Africa and the ICC: 10 Years On
10 Dec 2012
7th session of the Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians for the ICC and the Rule of Law: Celebrating 10 years of the Rome Statute
Philippine Coalition For The International Criminal Court
02 July 2012
Celebrations of the International Criminal Court’s 10 th anniversary kicks off at the Philippine CHR
Amnesty International
01 July 2012
29 June 2012
World Celebrates International Criminal Court 10th Anniversary
15 June 2012
The ICC, 2002 - 2012: 10 years, 10 recommendations for an efficient and independent International Criminal Court
Quotes and Statements
Author Title Date
UN Under-Secretary-General Patricia O’Brien legal counsel
18545|18546 23 July 2012
Barbara Lochbihler, MEP
18193|18194 29 June 2012
Tiina Intelmann
18154|18155 29 June 2012
Tiina Intelmann, ASP President
18178|18179 29 June 2012
Amnesty International
18107|18108 21 June 2012
Related Websites
Author Date and Title
Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University Law
12 Nov 2012
International Criminal Court at 10
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
27 Sept 2012
“The Law and Policy of the ICC: Achievements, Impact and Challenges” – Conference, Peace Palace, The Hague
No Peace Without Justice
25 Sept 2012
Launch of the initiative: Implementation of international legal instruments supporting human rights and transitional justice in Tunisia: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Celebrating the 10th ICC Anniversary
Essex Transitional Justice Network
13 Sept 2012
International Conference On Rehabilitation And Transitional Justice
11 July 2012
« Dix ans d’existence de la Cour pénale internationale : bilan et perspectives »
ICC Student Network, Central Michigan University
04 July 2012
A Grotian Moment: The International Criminal Court, The U.S., and The Hague Tradition
Facultad de Derecho - Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
02 July 2012
Perspectivas de los 10 años de vigencia de la Corte Penal Internacional | Lima