UN Decision to Advance Crimes Against Humanity Treaty
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UN member countries address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City, September 25, 2021. © 2021 Kena Betancur/Pool Photo via AP
(New York, November 18, 2022) – The United Nations General Assembly’s Sixth Committee today adopted a resolution to move toward drafting a treaty on crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today. The consensus decision by the Committee, which handles legal issues for the General Assembly, including possible new treaties, breaks three years of paralysis brought on by the opposition of a handful of countries.
Crimes against humanity are acts of murder, rape, torture, apartheid, deportations, persecution, and other offenses …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch