Marking the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute

1 July 2017 – Marking the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, the Secretary-General paid tribute to the International Criminal Court for its efforts to end impunity. In a video message that will be part of a campaign on Facebook, the Secretary-General recalled his experiences in Portugal under the Salazar dictatorship, noting that the suppression of democratic freedoms during that period led him to develop his own commitment to justice at home and around the world.