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International Criminal Justice Day is celebrated each year on 17 July.  This year, the Tehran Peace Museum held an anniversary observance on Wednesday 29 July by hosting a conference with an international speaker.  The museum invited a number of guests and volunteers to attend and focus on the theme for this year that #JusticeMatters.


On this special day – the Day of International Criminal Justice – the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998 is celebrated.  The Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court and aims to protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression.  This anniversary is a time for reflection and renewal of purpose in supporting justice and promoting peace and security in the world.


During the ceremony at the museum, Mr. Mohammad Hadi Zakerhosein, an international criminal lawPh.D student at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, delivered a speech on the subject of international criminal justice.


During the meeting, various aspects of the international criminal court statutes, the court's jurisdiction mechanisms based on cases referred by the Security Council and governments as well as the achievements and challenges of the court were discussed.