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 August 2019, the International Law Commission (ILC) presented the final text of Draft Articles and commentary for this important new treaty. [read more].