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StatementofABAPresidentWilliamC.HubbardRe:
InternationalCriminalJusticeDayJuly17,2015
WASHINGTON,July17,2015OntheoccasionofInternationalCriminalJusticeDay,theAmericanBarAssociation
(ABA)acknowledgesthevitallyimportantglobaleffortsoftheinternationalcommunitytocombattheatrocity
crimesofgenocide,crimesagainsthumanity,andwarcrimes.Aneffectiveinternationalcriminaljusticesystem,led
bytheInternationalCriminalCourt(ICC)andnationalcourtsthroughouttheworld,isindispensabletoholding
accountableandpunishingthoseindividualswhoengageinatrocitycrimes,tobringingjusticetovictimsandtheir
families,andtoachievinglastinginternationalpeaceandsecurity.
TheABAsupportedthecreationofapermanentinternationalcriminaltribunalbeginningin1978.In
1998,theABAhelpedtocraftandendorsedtheRomeStatutewhichcreatedtheICC.SincetheICC
beganoperationsin2002,theABAhasurgedtheUSgovernmenttoratifytheRomeStatute.TheABA,
throughtheICCProjectoftheCenterforHumanRightsandtheglobaleffortsofnumerousABA
entities,contributestotheadvancementoftheruleoflawandtheachievementofinternational
criminaljustice.
TheABAcallsuponallnationsincludingtheUnitedStatestoenhancetheirpolitical,diplomatic,and
financialsupportofdomesticandinternationalatrocityaccountabilityefforts,particularlythoseofthe
ICC.
(Mediacontact:Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org)

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