France Urges Global Support for Completing Criminal Court Tasks through International Mechanism
Invitation to the International Mechanism to Fulfill the Remaining Duties of Criminal Courts: France Encourages All Nations to Back the Mechanism in Its Pursuit of Justice for Victims and Reconciliation.
France, as a proponent of international justice and reconciliation, extends a resolute call to all nations to provide unwavering support to the International Mechanism tasked with completing the pending responsibilities of criminal courts. This mechanism plays a pivotal role in addressing cases of grave violations of international humanitarian law and ensuring that justice is served to victims while fostering the critical process of reconciliation.
The International Mechanism was established to bridge gaps left by ad hoc international criminal tribunals, which have, over the years, made significant strides in prosecuting individuals responsible for heinous crimes, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. However, some cases remain unresolved, and it is the responsibility of the International Mechanism to carry out investigations, prosecutions, and adjudications in these instances.
France firmly believes that achieving justice for victims and promoting reconciliation are paramount to preventing the recurrence of atrocities and securing a more peaceful and just world. By supporting the International Mechanism in its endeavors, nations can demonstrate their commitment to upholding the principles of accountability and human rights.
The international community must unite in its dedication to the cause of justice. By strengthening the International Mechanism and ensuring its effectiveness, we can send a clear message that impunity for serious international crimes will not be tolerated. Moreover, promoting reconciliation is essential to rebuilding societies torn apart by conflict and violence, ultimately contributing to lasting peace and stability.
France calls upon all nations to heed this call for action and collaborate in facilitating the crucial work of the International Mechanism. Together, we can move closer to a world where justice prevails, and reconciliation paves the way for a more harmonious future.