On 3 November 2016, the U.N. General Assembly elected Professor Sean Murphy as a member of the International Law Commission for a second five-year term. The Commission, which consists of 34 jurists from around the world, is mandated to pursue the progressive development of international law and its codification. Professor Murphy currently serves as the Commission’s special rapporteur for crimes against humanity, a project that may lead to a convention on the prevention and punishment of such crimes. His current term will expire at the end of 2016 with the new five year term beginning on 1 January 2017. Please see here for the full list of newly elected International Law Commission members.