On May 16 and 17, the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law convened an historic meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the possibility of drafting a new global convention on crimes against humanity. The meeting brought together members of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) and legal experts from around the world. It was convened as part of the Harris Institute’s multi-year Crimes Against Humanity Initiative (the Initiative). Held with support from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the conference built upon the ILC’s July 2013 decision to place the topic of a new convention on crimes against humanity on its long-term program of work. It addressed both the substance and the politics of going forward with a new treaty.
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