August 2, 2016
International Justice Day is celebrated worldwide on July 17 each year. It commemorates the day on which the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) gained enough ratifications to allow it to become a reality. Today, the celebration includes not only the ICC, but also efforts to end impunity for atrocity crimes wherever they may occur in the world.
McGeorge School of Law is proud to have participated in this global event by hosting a forum in which faculty, students, members of the Sacramento United Nations Association, members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and others came together to discuss the successes and challenges of global justice. The event was co-sponsored by the Northern California Alliance of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC), which was initiated at McGeorge in April.
As part of the worldwide effort, the American Bar Association's International Criminal Court Project in conjunction with the ICC launched a social media campaign that featured people from every part of the world holding the scales of justice emblem of the ICC. McGeorge students Melerie Michael (3L), Katelyn Greene (3L), Onyebuchi Okeke (LLM), and Jared Boucher (3L) were featured in a Facebook posting on the ABA's and ICC's websites.
Distinguished Professor Emerita Linda Carter attended the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court meeting in November 2015 at the World Forum, The Hague, the Netherlands, where she served as Chief of the AMICC delegation to the Assembly. Then-students Sarah Kanbar, '16, and Alex McKay, '16, attended the meeting with Professor Carter, and served as members of the AMICC delegation.