Joint Statement in Support of Progress toward a Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

Joint Statement in Support of Progress toward a Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

Signatory Organizations:

  1. 21 Century Forum
  2. Abogados Sin Fronteras Canadá
  3. Action des Chretiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture au Burundi
  4. Action for Change
  5. Action Network for Gender Equity & Law
  6. Adovicuganda International
  7. Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (Ghana)
  8. Africa Legal Aid
  9. African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies
  10. African Platform for Human Rights and Governance
  11. AfricanDefenders
  12. Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Palestine)
  13. Alerte Congolaise pour l’environnement et les droits de l’homme
  14. All Survivors Group
  15. ALTSEAN – Burma
  16. Amnesty International
  17. Anti-Domestic Violence Center (Uganda)
  18. Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace (New Zealand)
  19. ASD-INKING (Uganda)
  20. Ashta Development Organization
  21. Asia Justice Coalition
  22. Asian Muslim Action Network (Thailand)
  23. Asian Resource Foundation (Thailand)
  24. Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos
  25. l’Association des victimes, parents et Amis du 28 septembre 2009 (Guinea)
  26. Association of World Citizens (France)
  27. Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Paysannes (DRC)
  28. Athena Tech & Atrocities Advisory
  29. Australian Centre for International Justice
  30. Avaaz
  31. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
  32. Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (India)
  33. Basel Peace Office (Switzerland)
  34. Blaž Golob GFS Institute (Slovenia)
  35. Burma Human Rights Network
  36. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
  37. Canada’s Feminist Forum for Afghanistan
  38. Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
  39. Center for Accountability and Rule of Law – Sierra Leone
  40. Center Against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict
  41. Center for Human Rights Advocacy
  42. The Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law
  43. Center for Justice and Accountability
  44. Center for Peace Building and Democracy in Liberia
  45. Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
  46. Centre international de Droit Comparé de l’Environnement (France)
  47. Centre Libanais des Droits Humains
  48. Centre de Recherche sur l’environnement, la démocratie et les droits de l’homme (DRC)
  49. El Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (Argentina)
  50. Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional
  51. Centro Regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Género – Corporación Humanas
  52. CIDA Organisation
  53. The Circle
  54. Citizens for Global Solutions
  55. Civil Education is the Solution for Poverty and Environmental Management (Tanzania)
  56. Civil Rights Defenders
  57. Civitas Maximas
  58. The Coalition Burundaise des Défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme
  59. Coalition contre l’impunite (Tchad)
  60. Coalition des Volontaires pour la Paix et le Développement (DRC)
  61. La Coalition Ivoirienne pour la Cour Pénale International
  62. Coalitions de l’Afrique Francophone pour la Cour Penale Internationale
  63. Le Comité National pour la Prévention et la Répression du Génocide des crimes de guerres crimes contre l’humanité et de toute forme de Discrimination de la République Démocratique du Congo
  64. Committee For Justice (Egypt)
  65. Community Empowerment for Progress Organization
  66. Corruption Brakes Crusade (Uganda)
  67. Crimes Against Humanity Initiative
  68. CSO Advocacy Platform of Liberia
  69. Darfur Bar Association
  70. Darfur Network for Human Rights
  71. Darfur Women’s Action Group
  72. DefendDefenders (Uganda)
  73. DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture
  74. Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation (The Hague)
  75. The Duty Legacy
  76. EnGendeRights (Philippines)
  77. Ensaaf
  78. Environnemental Frontline (DRC)
  79. European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
  80. The European Law Students’ Association
  81. Fantanka (The Gambia)
  82. Femena
  83. Fondation Bill Clinton pour la Paix (DRC)
  84. Fortify Rights
  85. Forum des organisations nationales humanitaires et de développement (DRC)
  86. Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy (Liberia)
  87. Foundation for Human Rights Initiative – Uganda
  88. FrameOut
  89. Free Yezidi Foundation
  90. Fundación para el Debido Proceso
  91. Geitasamo Paralegal Organization
  92. Gender Action for Peace and Security
  93. Gender Centre for Empowering Development
  94. Genocide Alert (Germany)
  95. Global Call to Action Against Poverty
  96. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  97. Global Compliance Research Project
  98. Global Justice and Research Project (Liberia)
  99. Global Justice Center
  100. Global Rights Compliance
  101. Global Security Institute
  102. Global Survivor’s Fund (Switzerland)
  103. Grace Agenda (Kenya)
  104. Groupe d’associations de défense des droits de l’homme et de la Paix (DRC)
  105. HakiMadini
  106. Human Rescue DRC
  107. Human Rights and Development in Africa
  108. Human Rights Concern – Eritrea
  109. Human Rights Defenders Network – Sierra Leone
  110. Human Rights Watch
  111. ICR Justice Africa
  112. IDHEAS Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos
  113. Initiative for Good Governance and Transparency in Tanzania
  114. Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
  115. Integrity Initiatives International
  116. Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
  117. International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law
  118. International Association for Genocide Scholars
  119. International Association of People’s Lawyers
  120. International Center for the Study, Prevention, and Treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma
  121. International Commission of Jurists
  122. International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Section
  123. International Commission of Jurists, Norway
  124. International Federation for Human Rights
  125. International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture
  126. The International Network on Disability, Peace and Security
  127. International Service for Human Rights
  128. International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement
  129. Investigator Organization for the Rule of Law (Iraq)
  130. Italian Federation for Human Rights
  131. Iteka Initiative
  132. Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Elimu ya Wototo Pemba
  133. Justice Access Point (Uganda)
  134. Justicia Asbl (DRC)
  135. Keen and Care Initiative (Nigeria)
  136. Kosovo Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims
  137. Laboratorio de Litigio Estructural
  138. Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
  139. League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran
  140. Legal Action Worldwide
  141. Legal Resources Centre (South Africa)
  142. Liberty Sparks
  143. Libyan Human Rights Clinic
  144. Ligue Burundaise des droits de l’homme Iteka
  145. Ligue des Droits de la personne dans la région des Grands-Lacs (Burundi, Rwanda, and DRC)
  146. L’Organisation Guinéenne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen
  147. MADRE
  148. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
  149. Minnesota Peace Project
  150. Missing Persons Families Group (Türkiye and Syria)
  151. Mizan Organization for Legal Studies on Human Rights
  152. Monitor de Derechos Humanos (Venezuela)
  153. Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights
  154. Mozambique Human Rights Defenders Network
  155. Musawa
  156. My World México
  157. National Forum for Human Rights (Yemen)
  158. National Lawyers Guild – San Francisco Bay Chapter
  159. National Lawyers Guild Task Force on the Americas
  160. Netwomening Association (Spain)
  161. Never Again International
  162. Nigeria Human Rights Defenders Network
  163. Norwegian Helsinki Committee
  164. La Nouvelle Société Civile Congolaise
  165. Operation Broken Silence
  166. Pan African Lawyers Union
  167. Parliamentarians for Global Action
  168. Partnership for Justice (Nigeria)
  169. Peace Track Initiative (Canada and Yemen)
  170. Pemba Child Rights Environment and Malaria Control Organization
  171. People for Successful Corean Unification (South Korea and US)
  172. Physicians for Human Rights
  173. Platform for Social Justice (Uganda)
  174. The Populace Foundation International (Uganda)
  175. Programa Venezolano de Educación Acción en Derechos Humanos (Venezuela)
  176. Protection Approaches
  177. Red Federal de Estudios sobre el Derecho Humano a la Paz (Argentina)
  178. Redress
  179. Regional Advocacy for Women’s Sustainable Advancement (MENA)
  180. Réseau des Défenseurs des Droits Humains en Afrique Centrale
  181. Reseau Equitas Cote d’Ivoire
  182. Réseau Equitas (DRC)
  183. Rights and Rice Foundation (Liberia)
  184. Rohingya Justice Initiative
  185. Room to Heal
  186. SACCORD (Zambia)
  187. Safe Island for Women and Children (Tanzania)
  188. SAHRiNGON Tanzania Chapter
  189. Save the Mother and Children of Central Tanzania
  190. Sentinel Project (Canada)
  191. Servicio Paz y Justicia Paragua
  192. Seville University (Spain)
  193. Solo Sandeng Foundation (The Gambia)
  194. Somali Human Rights Association
  195. SOS – TB 
  196. South Sudan Human Rights Defenders Network
  197. South Sudan Youth Peace and Development Organization
  198. Southern African Litigation Centre
  199. STRALI (Italy)
  200. Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (Global)
  201. Strategic Litigation Project (US)
  202. Students for Global Democracy Uganda
  203. Synergie des femmes pour les victimes des violences sexuelles (DRC)
  204. Synergie Ukingo Wet (DRC)
  205. Syria Justice and Accountability Centre
  206. Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
  207. The Syrian Legal Development Programme
  208. Tanzania Centre For Economic and Social Rights
  209. Tanzania GCAP Coalition
  210. Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition
  211. Tigrians Canadian Immigration Association
  212. Transitional Justice Working Group (South Korea)
  213. TRIAL International
  214. Union des Amis Socio Culturels d’Action en Developpement
  215. United Nations Association of Sweden
  216. Universal Foundation On Good Governance And Human Rights (Cameroon)
  217. University of Nottingham Law School
  218. Visionary Ethics Foundation (Costa Rica)
  219. The West African Transitional Justice Centre
  220. Uganda Peace Foundation
  221. UN Association of South Sudan
  222. United States International Council on Disabilities
  223. University of Chicago Law School Global Human Rights Clinic
  224. Vision Congo ONGD
  225. La Voix des Sans Voix pour les Droits de l’homme (DRC)
  226. Volunteer for Youth in Health and Development  
  227. War Crimes Research Office, American University
  228. Wayamo Foundation (Germany)
  229. We are NOT Weapons of War
  230. West African Human Rights Defenders Network
  231. Women for Permanent Peace and Justice
  232. Women’s Association for Women and Victims’ Empowerment (The Gambia)
  233. Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
  234. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section
  235. Women’s Organization for Transitional Justice (Türkiye)
  236. Women’s Regional Network (Pakistan, India, Afghanistan)
  237. World Federalist Movement – Canada
  238. World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (Czech Republic)
  239. World Future Council – Institute for Global Policy (International)
  240. Women’s League of Burma
  241. Women’s Peace Network
  242. World Organisation against Torture
  243. World Without Genocide
  244. Yazda
  245. Yelef Initiative (The Gambia)

Individuals:

  1. Asli Abbasi, Ph.D., Human Rights Researcher and Activist, Iran
  2. Hirad Abtahi, Chef de Cabinet of the Presidency to the International Criminal Court
  3. Grace Acan, SEMA/Women’s Advocacy Network
  4. Professor William Aceves, California Western School of Law
  5. Zubaida Akbar, Woman Human Rights Defender
  6. Maya Alrahabi, Executive Director, Musawa
  7. Riad Alakar
  8. Alfadil Alnor, Human Rights Activist
  9. Professor Dr. Kai Ambos, Georg August Universität Göttingen
  10. Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin KC (Hons), The Queen’s University of Belfast/Minnesota Law School
  11. Peter Archer, Ireland
  12. Sareta Ash, Senior Gender Expert
  13. Professor Sahar Aziz, Rutgers University Law School
  14. Professor Tae-Ung Baik, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  15. Professor John Q. Barrett, St. John’s University
  16. Professor Karima Bennoune, University of Michigan Law School
  17. John Berger, Senior Fellow, Center on National Security, Fordham University
  18. Jutta F. Bertram-Nothnagel, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Vice President
  19. Judge Gilbert Bitti, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
  20. Professor Marco Bocchese, Webster Vienna Private University
  21. Professor Michael Bohlander, Durham University
  22. Jules Braet, Belgium
  23. Reed Brody, Former Director of UN Missions – El Salvador and DRC
  24. Todd Buchwald, Member, United Nations Committee Against Torture
  25. Professor David Donat Cattin, New York University
  26. Quianna Canada, Human Rights Defender
  27. Eleni Chaitidou, Senior Legal Officer, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
  28. Dr. Lecturer Giovanni Chiarini, University of Huddersfield
  29. In-Jin Chung, Barun Law
  30. Professor Roger S. Clark, Rutgers Law School
  31. Matteo Colorio, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  32. Ambassador Hans Corell
  33. Mazen Darwish, Syrian lawyer and human rights defender
  34. Jens Dieckmann, International Lawyer
  35. Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy
  36. Carlos Villán Durán, Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos
  37. Professor Terje Einarsen, University of Bergen
  38. Dr. Ingrid Elliot, Bahamas
  39. Dr. Mark Ellis, International Bar Association, Executive Director
  40. Professor Hon. Gareth Evans, Australian National University
  41. Professor Aaron Fellmeth, ABILA International Human Rights Committee, Co-Chair
  42. Daoud Daoud, CEO, SALAM
  43. Professor Stephanie Farrior
  44. Bhavani Fonseka, Centre for Policy Alternatives
  45. Quazi Omar Foysal, American International University, Bangladesh
  46. Ingrid Burke Friedman, JURIST Legal News
  47. Professor Sévane Garibian, Université de Genève
  48. Professor Hannah R. Garry, UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights
  49. Paul Garthe, Portugal
  50. Justice Richard Goldstone
  51. Professor Gregory S. Gordon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  52. Michael S. Greco, Former President of American Bar Association
  53. Dr. Rosemary Grey, University of Sydney
  54. Dr. Leena Grover, Tilburg University
  55. Professor Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall Law School
  56. Christopher “Kip” Hale, Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for Ukraine, Georgetown Law’s International Criminal Justice Initiative
  57. Professor Steven Heydemann, Smith College
  58. Professor Yasushi Higashizawa, Meijigakuin University
  59. Christina Hioureas, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
  60. Shirin Ibadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  61. Dr. Jens Iverson, Leiden University
  62. Junemarie Justus, Founder and CEO, Acorn Project
  63. Martina M. Kabisama
  64. Sayedul Karim, Founder and President, Rohingya Justice Initiative
  65. Professor Paul Kang, Korea University School of Law
  66. Professor Patrick J. Keenan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  67. Professor Michael J. Kelly, Creighton University
  68. Dr. Professor Mark Kersten, University of the Fraser Valley
  69. Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  70. Dr. Professor Mark Klamberg, Stockholm University
  71. Dr. Professor Claus Kreß, University of Cologne
  72. Judge O-Gon Kwon, former Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  73. Professor Stephen Legomsky, Washington University School of Law
  74. Professor David Luban, Georgetown University Law Center
  75. Professor Kathleen M. Maloney, Lewis & Clark Law School
  76. Professor Tomás K. Manguel, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad de Palermo
  77. Tarcisco Dal Maso
  78. Dr. Anja Matwijkiw, Indiana University Northwest
  79. Professor Juan Mendez, American University
  80. Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, Wits School of Law
  81. Professor Saira Mohamed, UC Berkeley School of Law
  82. Sadiq Mohammed
  83. Muhammad Sharif Muhammad, Founder and President, Hitma Development Organization
  84. Dr. Lahbib Naaimi, Law for Palestine (Morocco)
  85. Professor (ret.) Abdul Hameed Nayyar, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
  86. Stella Ndirangu, International Criminal Law Expert
  87. Nancy J. Newman, International Action for Gender Equity & Law, Founder
  88. Tschika McBean Okosi, US & Guyana
  89. Professor Valerie Oosterveld, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
  90. Linda Osman, Syrian Legalist and Human Rights Activist
  91. Professor Dr. Milton Owuor, Director & Chair, Center for International Criminal Justice Africa
  92. Professor Anjli Parrin, University of Chicago Law School, Global Human Rights Clinic
  93. Carmelo Faleh Pérez, Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos
  94. Dr. Joseph Powderly, Leiden University
  95. Tania Principe, Nobel Women’s Initiative
  96. Ehsan Qaane, Co-Founder, Afghanistan Transitional Justice Coordination Group
  97. Teresa Quadt, Germany
  98. Klaus U. Rackwitz, International Law Expert
  99. Akila Radhakrishnan, Strategic Legal Adviser, Gender Justice, Atlantic Council and President, Global Justice Center (2018–2023)
  100. Dr. Claire Raissian, University College Cork
  101. Stephen Rapp, Former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice (2009–2015)
  102. Professor Darryl Robinson, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  103. Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California Law, San Francisco
  104. Professor Gabor Rona, Cardozo Law School
  105. Erin Farrell Rosenberg, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  106. Indira Rosenthal, Gender expert
  107. Professor Brad Roth, Waye State University
  108. Kenneth Roth, Former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
  109. Professor Susana SáCouto, American University Washington College of Law
  110. Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University School of Law
  111. Professor Phillipe Sands, University College London
  112. Christine Savino, Taiwan
  113. Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University
  114. David J. Scheffer, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997–2001)
  115. Judge (ret). Wolfgang Schomburg
  116. Fred Sekindi
  117. Professor Patricia Viseur Sellers, University of Oxford
  118. Joseph Severe, UNASCAD – Haiti
  119. Dr. Sheetal Soni, University of Kwazulu – Natal South Africa
  120. Professor Milena Sterio, Cleveland State University College of Law
  121. Léa-Rose Stoian, Legal Advisor in Criminal Justice and Criminology
  122. Jeanne Sulzer, Impact Litigation
  123. Sal Taal, Former President, Gambian Bar Association
  124. Ellen Thomas, Proposition One Campaign for a Nuclear-Free Future, Director
  125. Tony Tracy, Ireland
  126. Professor Jennifer Trahan, New York University
  127. Dr. Victor Tsilonis, Chairman, Intellectum Scientific Society
  128. Professor Viacheslav Tuliakov, National Univeristy Odessa Law Academy (Ukraine)
  129. Professor Catherine Van De Heyning, University of Antwerp
  130. Judge Christine Van De Wyngaert, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
  131. Mohamed Abdikarem Warsame, Director, Ismail Mire Foundation (Somalia)
  132. Peter Weiss
  133. Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  134. Parisa Zangeneh, Ph.D. Student, National University of Ireland
  135. Ali Zeer, Syrian Lawyer and Human Rights Defender

    Updated to reflect additional signatures on 4/10/2024.