The 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award has been presented to the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’ or ‘the Court’) – the only permanent international criminal court of last resort – in recognition of its advancement of international justice and strengthening of human rights. His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf made the presentation at a ceremony held in the Berwaldhallen concert hall in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 November 2017.
Conferred annually, the Stockholm Human Rights Award is given by the Swedish Bar Association, the IBA and the International Legal Assistance Consortium to an organisation, or person, in recognition of outstanding service in the support and furtherance of human rights and the rule of law.
The three Principals of the ICC, President, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Prosecutor, Dr Fatou Bensouda and Registrar, Mr Herman von Hebel jointly accepted the Award on behalf of all at the Court, in the presence of Queen Silvia of Sweden, to extended applause from an audience of 1,000 comprised of representatives from the diplomatic corps, the judiciary, the legal profession, academia and human rights organisations...
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