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Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity: Civil Society Workshop

UN Member States are currently considering Draft Articles on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity. The Draft Articles offer an opportunity to fill a critical gap in international law on mass atrocities and advance gender justice.

This workshop provided members of civil society attending the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women with an overview of the Draft Articles and a forum to exchange views on them. It convened experts in international law, including some who have co-authored legal briefs on proposals to make the draft articles gender-competent, survivor-centric, and intersectional.

Programme Overview of the Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity, relationship to other relevant conventions, and the need to center victims and survivors of crimes against humanity in the process Leila Sadat, Professor, Washington University School of Law Sareta Ashraph, Consultant, Global Justice Center Naw Hser Hser, Advisory Board Member, Women’s League of Burma Opportunities to advance gender justice in the Draft Articles Akila Radhakrishnan, Strategic Legal Advisor for Gender Justice, Atlantic Council Strategic Litigation Project Dr. Melanie O’Brien, Visiting Professor, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Erin Farrell Rosenberg, Senior Legal & Policy Advisor, Mukwege Foundation Tess Graham, Legal Adviser, Global Justice Center