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Preventing and Punishing Crimes against Humanity

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UCL Cruciform Lecture theatre

Cruciform Building

Gower Street

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WC1E 6BT

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Speakers:

  • Ms Alice Lacourt (Commonwealth Secretariat)
  • Professor Sean Murphy (George Washington University; Member of the International Law Commission, and Special Rapporteur on Crimes against Humanity; President-elect of the American Society of International Law)
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC (UCL; author East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity)

Chair: Dr Danae Azaria (UCL)

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Crimes against humanity have been prosecuted since the Nuremberg Tribunal before numerous international (and hybrid) criminal tribunals, including the international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Court. Yet what about prevention and punishment within national law? Although treaties have been concluded for the prevention and punishment in national law of the crime of genocide and war crimes, no such a treaty exists with respect to crimes against humanity. To fill this gap, the U.N. International Law Commission (ILC) in 2017 adopted on first reading Draft Articles on Crimes against Humanity and submitted them to the U.N. General Assembly, inviting comments by governments. This event will discuss the nature and scope of the Draft Articles, will consider them within the wider evolution of crimes against humanity since the Nuremberg Tribunal, and will discuss the political prospects for adopting a new convention when the ILC completes its work in 2019.


Schedule:

17:30 Registration - Cruciform Building foyer

18:00 Welcome - The talk

19:30 Reception in the North Cloisters

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