Prosecutors call for convention on crimes against humanity

Prosecutors from the five major international tribunals on Monday called on member states “to seriously consider the adoption of a convention on the Suppression and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity.” The statement came at the end of a three-day convention and reiterated the need to fight impunity for perpetrators of serious international crimes. Representatives from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, the Special Court of Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon attended the colloquium, which was held in Rwanda and hosted by the ICTR. The statement, which was unanimously adopted by the participants, also called on states to ensure their legal systems can effectively prosecute international crimes, to provide full cooperation to the all international criminal tribunals, and to become a party to the Rome Statute of the ICC, if they have not already done so

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