Amnesty International issued a press release on September 30, 2020, calling upon the United Nations to turn the Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity into a UN Convention. You can read the full statement here.
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 […]
On March 12th, the experts’ meeting Re-imagining Justice: Ending Impunity for Gender-Based Crimes was convened at CUNY School of Law to discuss the International Law Commission’s 2017 Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity, with a focus on women’s rights and gender persecution. The meeting brought together over 30 international and regional experts and scholars in […]
On Friday, March 9th, a diverse group of participants gathered at Matrix Chambers in London to discuss the International Law Commission’s 2017 Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity. These Draft Articles, which were submitted to the General Assembly in fall 2017, mark an important step towards achieving a new global convention on preventing and punishing […]
During the first half of its sixty-ninth session, the International Law Commission’s Drafting Committee considered and provisionally adopted five additional draft articles, as well as a corresponding annex and a draft preamble, completing the Commission’s consideration of draft articles on a future convention for crimes against humanity. The new draft articles were proposed in the […]
In fall 2016, the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute held a series of events to support its flagship project, the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative. The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative was launched in 2008 by Professor Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law […]