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Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Toolkit


Outright Team

Publish Date

September 10, 2018

A new convention on crimes against humanity (CAH) was in its final draft stages in 2018. Still, most civil society groups — including women, LGBTIQ, disability, Indigenous, aboriginal, youth, caste and racial and ethnic minority rights groups — had not weighed in at the time this was published. While the current treaty draft embraces strong language from the Rome Statute, which created the International Criminal Court (ICC), including gender as a protected class from persecution, it also adopts an opaque definition of gender.

Civil society organizations have changed the course of history by organizing together to ensure that all human rights violations are taken seriously in key international documents. The CAH drafting process is moving quickly in the UN process, and now is a critical time to get involved.


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