Armenia: Make never again a reality

for smArmenia can say never again to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by joining the ICC.

Add your voice by signing our petition.

Artak Kirakosyan, chairman of Civil Society Institute Armenia:

“As a country of a nation who has survived through genocide, Armenia should be a pioneer in spreading jurisdiction of international justice and in particular that of ICC. It’s high time to remove the political and legal barriers to ratifying Rome Statute by the Republic of Armenia.”

Armenia is the focus of our Campaign for Global Justice this month.

CALL ON ARMENIA TO JOIN THE ICC

Armenia signed the ICC Rome Statute in 1999, but according to a court ruling, it must amend its constitution before ratifying and becoming a member of the ICC.

After our Coalition called on the government to rectify the situation last year, president recently approved a constitutional reform strategy that includes the necessary amendments. But the process may not begin until 2016.

Armenia is one of only 12 states in Europe and Central Asia that have not joined the ICC. It’s time that changed.

Kirsten Meersschaert Duchens, Coalition for the ICC regional coordinator for Europe:

“By joining the ICC, Armenia can pay homage to victims of the past, present, and future and ensure that ‘never again’ becomes a reality by helping to put an end to impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.”

Join the fight for global justice.

Sign our petition calling on Armenia to join the ICC!

This entry was posted in #GlobalJusticeWeekly, Central Asia, war crimes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s