Human Rights Violations and Struggle against Impunity
The solemn proclamation of human rights is contradicted by a painful reality of massive violations, spanning the globe in various dimensions: new forms of slavery, such as trafficking of human beings and child soldiers; wars and violence of every kind; and mass deportations and genocides.
- Within the international community, an International Criminal Court has been established, to punish those responsible for particularly serious acts such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression. From the very beginning, Pax Christi International has supported and encouraged this initiative.
- Pax Christi International is a member of the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICC), focusing attention to ensure widespread ratification of the Treaty of Rome and its effective implementation.