In November 2015, the UN General Assembly’s Legal Committee (also known as the Sixth Committee) in New York discussed the need for a global convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity. Thirty-seven countries specifically addressed the proposed draft articles presented in the Report by International Law Commission Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity, Professor Sean Murphy, largely in support of international collaboration.  more 


Simultaneously, Members of the International Law Commission, international and national legal experts in international criminal law, and members of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative’s Steering Committee also met in Nuremberg, Germany for a Workshop on the Drafting of a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity.  Discussions at the two-day workshop will inform the next draft report by Professor Murphy, and presumably the views of the Commission next summer when it reconvenes.  more