Editors: Zenariah Barends and Stanley Henkeman
Date of publication: 2020
Serving Justice in a Time of Global Crisis: Having Inconvenient Conversations
17 July, proclaimed as World Day for International Justice, commemorates the anniversary of the 1998 Rome Statute, that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC’s mandate is to hold to account perpetrators of mass atrocities that violate international law. The observance of this day also illuminates the pursuit of justice as understood more comprehensively – including: social, economic and ecological justice.
It is within this context that Community Chest and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) have collaborated to produce this online publication, “Serving Justice in a time of Global Crisis: Having Inconvenient Conversations” to mark World Day for International Justice.
The Task Force for Justice in their Justice for All 2019 Report indicated that 1.5 billion people experienced a failure in justice, which affected marginalised communities, which has since been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.