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 […]

CUNY and MADRE Host Experts’ Meeting to Discuss Gender and the ILC Convention on Crimes Against Humanity

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 […]

Civil Society Begins Consideration of the ILC 2017 Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity

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 […]

ILC Drafting Committee Considers a Full Set of Draft Articles for a Crimes Against Humanity Convention

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 […]

Harris Institute Spearheads Progress on a Global Crimes Against Humanity Convention

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 […]