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Strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law – Security Council, 9052nd meeting

Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other gross violations of human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law induce the most egregious violations human beings working experience – undermining the extremely cloth of whole societies, destabilizing States and total areas, threatening global peace and safety and reversing really hard-gained progress in sustainable development.
Accountability is central to collective measures to halt and stop violations of intercontinental law, intercontinental criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights legislation. Point out accountability for such violations and individual accountability beneath worldwide or domestic legal legislation are important to reinstating public have faith in in justice and protection establishments to rebuild the rule of legislation and sustain peace. Justice and accountability are important to tackle pervasive impunity, which is the main chance aspect and driver for more conflict and violations. In a society of impunity, wherever perpetrators are emboldened, and victims silenced, grievances will breed until they erupt in renewed violence.
This open debate aims to attract on past techniques and present-day problems to establish a global technique to improve the part of the international group in keeping States, and individuals who act on their behalf, accountable for severe violations of intercontinental law.
This open up debate aims to investigate ways to acquire and bolster accountability mechanisms, not only at the Point out stage, but also at the regional and worldwide concentrations, which includes by strengthening the interaction involving distinct international authorized frameworks with their individual accountability mechanisms.
This open up discussion aims to bring the important consideration to victims. Creating the truth about intercontinental crimes and gross violations of worldwide human legal rights and major violations of international humanitarian regulation in breach of lawful, political and moral commitments of the global group is necessary also to restoring the legal rights and dignity of victims and their family. However, outside of the want to build truth and justice, there is also a apparent will need for victims to receive successful treatments for the damage that they have suffered. 
President of the Intercontinental Court of Justice, Joan E. DonoghueUnited Nations Higher Commissioner for Human Legal rights, Michelle BacheletA consultant of civil society (to be verified)