In the words of Martin Luther King: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” you might be living in a country with working justice system. However, to some people in other countries that is a mirage seen on constitution papers, but hardly the reality in the local courts and the authorities.
In a move to elicit active participation by everyone from all corners of the world, the Hague, Netherlands-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a social media campaign #JusticeMatters. This campaign will mark July 17th 2016, the Day of International Criminal Justice.
The ICC is asking anyone from anywhere to participate in the social media campaign under the hashtag #JusticeMatters. Participants will be required to submit pictures via social media, using that hashtag and ask as many of their networks to like and share as possible. The ICC wants you to add a little justice to the world view.
Photos of the scales of justice (http://apo.af/40bzNC) will be submitted on the ICC 17 July Facebook page (http://apo.af/pxq4uT) transforming a monument, city skyline or a natural landscape into a symbol of justice. The three photos to receive the most “likes” and “shares” will win a Justice Matters photo book. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the ICC, its goals, and the importance of international criminal justice on a global scale.
The Day of International Criminal Justice marks the anniversary of the adoption on 17 July 1998 of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, which seeks to deter people from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime. 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.