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 www.mla-initiative.com
States, international 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 MLAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
We kindly ask you to refrain from including personal data in these
written comments (e.g. track-changes that trace back to an individual).