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The Genocide Network

EU Day Against Impunity

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In the area of criminal justice, the Presidency of the Council of the EU is, in cooperation with the European Commission, Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and Eurojust, marking the annual EU Day Against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes on 23 May.

The main purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of the most heinous crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. However, the EU Day Against Impunity is simultaneously intended to promote national investigations and prosecutions, to appropriately recognise the common efforts of the EU Member States and the European Union in enforcing international criminal law, to address the position and participation of victims in criminal proceedings for these crimes, and to reinvigorate Europe-wide commitment for the continuing fight against impunity of these crimes.

The event is attended by practitioners, representatives from international tribunals, Member States, European institutions and international organisations, NGOs, academics, lawyers, journalists, etc.

This initiative represents the implementation of one of the measures decided in the Strategy of the Genocide Network to combat impunity for the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes within the European Union and its Member States (Measure 7c).

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