After careful consideration
and in response to the continuing developments surrounding
COVID-19, the Core Group of the MLA initiative regrets to
inform you that the Diplomatic Conference on the MLA
initiative (scheduled for 8-19 June 2020, Ljubljana) is
postponed until further notice.
As there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding
Covid-19 and how the situation will develop around the world
in the coming period, the Core Group is not yet able to
communicate a new date for the Diplomatic Conference. However,
we can inform you that the Diplomatic Conference will not take
place in 2020. A new date will be announced in due course.
In light thereof the
deadline for written comments on the Draft Convention has been
moved to the 1st of October 2020.
We remain convinced that
together we can make the MLA initiative an important tool in
the fight against impunity. We will continue our efforts
throughout these challenging circumstances. Thank you for your
support, patience and cooperation so far. We remain at your
disposal and look forward to continuing our fruitful
discussions in the near future.
The Draft Convention on
International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution
of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War
Crimes is available through both
organizations and civil society are invited to share written
comments, preferably concrete text suggestions, on the Draft
Convention before the 1st of October 2020. Written comments
can be sent by e-mail to
We kindly ask you to refrain
from including personal data in these written comments (e.g.
track-changes that trace back to an individual).