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Virtual Event on Crimes Against Humanity

On July 24, 2020, an Inter-sessional Dialogue on the Way Forward on a Global Convention on Crimes Against Humanity was hosted virtually by the Permanent Missions of Sierra Leone, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico, and New Zealand to the United Nations, in collaboration with Florida International University and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. Over 200 people […]

U.N. Sixth Committee and General Assembly Pass Resolutions on Crimes Against Humanity

On November 10, 2019, the U.N. Sixth Committee adopted Draft Resolution II on Crimes against Humanity which took note of the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles and decided “to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session an item entitled “Crimes against humanity” and to continue to examine the recommendation of the Commission.” (https://undocs.org/en/A/74/425). […]

Side Event on Crimes Against Humanity During the U.N. Sixth Committee

On October 29, 2019, the Harris Institute, along with the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Sierra Leone, and the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, hosted a panel discussion and interactive dialogue on crimes against humanity at the German House in New York City. The event was scheduled […]

International Law Weekend (ILW) 2019 Panel on Crimes Against Humanity

On October 11, 2019, the Harris Institute organized a panel on crimes against humanity during the premier international law event of the American Branch of the International Law Association – International Law Weekend in New York City. The panel, entitled Forging a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity, discussed the Draft Articles on the Prevention and Punishment of […]

Prospects for a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity

More than 70 years after crimes against humanity were defined in Article 6(c) of the London Charter and prosecuted at Nuremberg, the international community may soon have a global convention on crimes against humanity. In Chapter IV of the Report of the International Law Commission on the work of the seventy-first session, made available in […]

The U.N. Sixth Committee to Discuss Draft Articles for a Crimes Against Humanity Convention

Building on the work of the Harris Institute’s Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a new global treaty on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. In summer 2017, the International Law Commission (ILC) completed Draft Articles for a global convention for crimes against humanity and requested comments from governments, international organizations, and […]

A Discussion on the Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity

On 3 May 2019, the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association hosted a Discussion on the Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity at the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office in Geneva. Co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of […]

South Africa Policy Seminar on Crimes Against Humanity

On 21 February 2019, the Human Science Research Council and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa will host a Policy Seminar on Crimes Against Humanity. In conjunction with the seminar, the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center will host a film screening of Never Again: Forging a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity.