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Kenneth Roth’s Statement at the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Expand The International Criminal Court at The Hague. © 2018 HRW It is testament to the period of global optimism in which the Rome Conference was held 20 years ago that some people wondered whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) would ever be needed. Perhaps, they hoped, the horrors of the 20th century were behind us.  Today, however, it has become clear that we need this court more than ever. In one conflict or crisis after another, we see horrific brutality inflicted. The message is urgently needed that we will never let impunity for mass atrocities become the norm. But delivering…

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