To promote judicial, political, academic and social discussions as to the importance of updating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) and the Rome Statute (1998), as well as other relevant legislation.
1. To identify the causes of genocide.
2. To establish the importance of taking preventive measures as to the crime of genocide.
3. To establish the nature and dogmatic characteristics of the crime of genocide as a capital crime.
4. To establish the scope and the limits of current international legal instruments regarding the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.
5. To formulate criminal policy proposals to prevent the crime of genocide.
6. To formulate criminal policy proposals to effectively punish the crime of genocide.
7. To generate reflection on the need to update legislation and criminal policy instruments in their definition of the crime of genocide, and to establish adequate and effective judicial procedures according to the international commitment of States for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.
8. To examine the progress of International Tribunals and High Courts in defining the crime of genocide and enforcing the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the Rome Statute and the legislation of each country.