Angelina Jolie Speaks Out for International Children's Rights in Newly Surfaced Footage
Jolie filmed a video for the International Criminal Court in support of a recent OTP policy regarding children
Angelina Jolie continues to serve others with her humanitarian work on behalf of children around the world.
The actress-turned-human rights activist recently filmed a video for the International Criminal Court in support of the Office the Prosecutor’s launch of their new policy on children. On Friday, many Twitter users shared clips from Jolie’s video that showed the mother of six wearing a black blazer and top.
“Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere is part of the long and vital generational effort. That is the light in which I believe the court’s new policy on children should be seen,” Jolie, 41, said, adding, “I particularly welcome the commitment to include charges for crimes against children wherever the evidence permits as part of a more systematic approach. I congratulate the office of the chief prosecutor, and all those working on the policy.”
At the international event, Jolie – whose official title was Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee – addressed senior representatives of the United Nations, whom called for a general mobilization against the atrocities committed against children.
Jolie has maintained a low-profile since she filed for divorce from estranged husband Brad Pitt in September. Earlier this month, a rep for Jolie released a statement saying that the former couple reached a legal agreement about the custody of their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Pitt, 52, has filed a response on Nov. 4 requesting joint custody after Jolie requested sole physical custody.