Crimes Against Humanity Legislation

GW Law marked the release last October of the International Human Rights Clinic’s report “Comparative Law Study and Analyses of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction” with a discussion of steps that might be taken nationally and internationally to develop the law on such crimes. 

The report was presented by co-authors Professor Arturo Carrillo and former clinic staff attorney Annalise Nelson. Commentators included GW Law faculty members Sean Murphy and Michael Matheson, with Associate Dean Susan Karamanian serving as moderator. 

The discussion covered related topics such as the International Law Commission’s ongoing work surrounding an international crimes against humanity convention, as well as perspectives on the challenges to codifying crimes against humanity in the United States.