The Malaysian Bar joins other nations of the world today in commemorating the “Day of International Criminal Justice”, held every 17 July. This day observes and promotes the emergence of an international system that deals with criminal justice, including war crimes, genocide, and other crimes against humanity, which are an affront to our shared humanity.
Delivering international justice is imperative to ensuring world peace, and it sends a strong message to perpetrators around the world, that crimes against humanity will not go unrecognised or be tolerated.
The United Nations Security Council and International Criminal Court are urged to leave no stone unturned in investigating such international crimes, particularly in territories where there has been prolonged conflict, such as in Syria, Yemen, Myanmar, Kashmir and Palestine.
The Malaysian Bar will persist with our long-standing advocacy for Malaysia’s accession to all international human rights instruments and their optional protocols.
17 July 2020