Crime against Humanity


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Any crime committed against persons that reflects depravity—e.g., serial killing with body mutilation—or fanaticism—e.g., ethnic cleansing, genocide, terrorism
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In order for conduct to constitute an illegal use of force prosecutable as a crime against humanity, it must meet the definition of one or more crimes contained in Article 7 of the Rome Statute.
Why drug trafficking related crimes cannot be considered as a crime against humanity
September 2009 UN fact-finding mission found that the blockade of Gaza "amounted to collective punishment" was likely a war crime and a crime against humanity and recommended that the matter be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
This paper seeks to fill a gap in the current literature by examining different aspects of the relationship between intent and motive in criminal law, the collective intent of the crime of genocide, the concept of qualifying a genocide as a crime against humanity, the construction of the collective memory of the crime, and the specificity and the uniqueness of the crime of genocide.
At times, assimilation is putting pressure on individuals to leave aside their customs and traditions and such a behaviour happens to be a crime against humanity.
The HC termed it as a crime against humanity and equated it with the action of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's ( MNS) campaign against migrants.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda involving Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza is one of many in which the Trial Chamber convicted a perpetrator for rape as a crime against humanity.
Under the international convention on refugees, no one committing a war crime or a crime against humanity is eligible for refugee status.
6) Nevertheless, while "deliberate starvation" might, although not always, qualify as a crime against humanity, "exposure to disease" is usually not regarded as criminal in purpose, including as an atrocity crime.
To keep faith with this core rationale and to permit the crime to keep its special place, a crime against humanity should be limited to flash points of extreme violence which can be linked, either directly or by indirect encouragement, to a state or de facto power.
The test here is one of "reasonable grounds to believe" that a crime against humanity has been committed, based on compelling and credible information.
Ottawa--By a vote of 153-68 the House of Commons on April 21, 2004, passed a Bloc Quebecois motion acknowledging the brutal treatment of Armenians by the Turks in the Ottoman Empire as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.