WFM-IGP is a leading force among citizens groups working for the rule of law in world affairs, and a system of justice for protecting universal human rights. In advocating for a world order capable of maintaining peace, WFM-IGP calls for an international system of law and justice that regulates relations between nations, prevents nations from going to war, fosters settlement of disputes and enforces treaty compliance.
WFM-IGP advocates for the fundamental strengthening of international law and global institutions to protect human rights throughout the world. Despite the determination of many nation-states to prevent large-scale human rights abuses following the World War II, the 20th century was the most war-ravaged century in history. Strengthened and universal international laws that prohibit those horrific crimes are the only means to deter future atrocities and bring justice to victims.
WFM-IGP was instrumental in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Rome Statute system, which is considered to be one of the most important human rights advancements of the last century. As the world’s first permanent, international criminal court, the ICC is the cornerstone of a system that maintains that there can be no impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
WFM-IGP was a founding member of the Coalition for the ICC and is honored to continue to serve as the International Secretariat and a Steering Committee member of this network. The Coalition for the ICC was formed in 1995 when a core group of NGOs decided to combine their collective expertise and the political strength of the civil society community toward establishing a permanent international court. Today, the Coalition is a network of over 2,500 non-governmental organizations advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court.