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In commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:The Arab Center for the Independence of Judiciary and Legal Profession (ACIJLP) calls on the Arab states to ratify and accede to the International Criminal Court


In commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights : The Arab Center for the Independence of Judiciary and Legal Profession (ACIJLP) calls on the Arab states to ratify and accede to the International Criminal Court December 10, 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the greatest humane document, which affirms the need to respect and guarantee the inherent human dignity of human beings and urges respect for the human right to life and the elimination of all forms of discrimination. Determination, to be the first international document, establishing the International Bill of Human Rights. In spite of the increasing humanitarian efforts in the development of the values and principles of the Universal Declaration, many of these fundamental rights and freedoms are subjected to flagrant and severe violations in various parts of the world, especially the Arab countries, which to this day violate the right to life and the right to physical integrity The right to liberty, the right to justice, the right to freedom of opinion, expression and the right to belief, the right to a fair and fair trial. In this context, the ACIJLP calls upon Arab governments to ratify and accede to the Convention of the International Criminal Court, which is the second highest human achievement after the Universal Declaration, in order to end the idea of impunity and to hold those responsible for the most serious crimes such as crimes of aggression, genocide and war crimes And crimes against humanity. In this regard, ACIJLP notes the great importance of the ratification and accession process in the development of legislation and judicial systems in the Arab region in view of the requirements of the national legislative consensus with the Rome Convention establishing the International Criminal Court, especially since the Arab League has completed since 2005 the model law of the Arab countries. Legislative and constitutional consensus for ratification and accession. ACIJLP recalls the great role played by the Arab countries in discussing and approving the Statute of the International Criminal Court since the Rome Conference in 1998 and until the entry into force of the Court in 2002, but the rates of ratification and accession to the Court are inadequate and the pivotal role of the Arab Group at the international level. Jordan, Djibouti, Comoros, Tunisia and finally Palestine. Which the Center hopes will witness further accession and ratification of the Rome Convention from the Arab countries, to contribute to international and humanitarian efforts, to end the policy of impunity if committing the most serious crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court.