Inside the UN International Law Commission: Toward a Convention on Crimes against Humanity

12:00 p.m.
WCC 3007

What are states’ responsibilities to act in the face of the many crimes against humanity that do not receive the attention of the International Criminal Court?  Please join us for a talk by Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Member of the UN International Law Commission, and the Commission’s Special Rapporteur for Crimes against Humanity. Prof. Murphy will discuss the issues arising in the Commission’s effort to draft a treaty clarifying the duties of states to investigate, prosecute and punish crimes against humanity.

This talk is being co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.