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ICC launches #JusticeMatters social media campaign to mark 17 July, the Day of International Criminal Justice

Participants are invited to submit photos, to ask their networks to like and share them, and to challenge their friends to add a little justice to their world view

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the ICC, its goals, and the importance of international criminal justice on a global scale

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 4, 2016/APO/ --

The International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int) is launching a new #JusticeMatters social media campaign (http://apo.af/pxq4uT) from 1 to 17 July, the Day of International Criminal Justice, including a Facebook photo contest (http://apo.af/pxq4uT). Participants are invited to submit photos, to ask their networks to like and share them, and to challenge their friends to add a little justice to their 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.

Distributed by APO on behalf of International Criminal Court (ICC).

For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: fadi.el-abdallah@icc-cpi.int.

You can also follow the Court’s activities on Tumblr (http://iccoutreach.tumblr.com), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/IntlCriminalCourt) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/IntlCrimCourt)