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genocide

[jen′əsīd]
the systematic extermination of a national, ethnic, political, religious, or other population.
The systematic killing of a select group of individuals in a population that is sanctioned by a country’s leaders, thereby constituting a policy, which may have the local medical community’s implied support.

genocide

(jĕn′ō-sīd″) [Gr. genos, race, + L. caedere, to kill]
The willful and planned murder of a particular social or ethnic group.
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226) The very nature of the Convention means that it is not a constitutive act when it comes to defining and punishing the crime of genocide.
The Harvard Report directly raises the question whether Respondents are responsible for the commission of the international crime of genocide against the Applicants, The 4.
It was Nuremberg's failure to recognize the international criminality of atrocities committed in peacetime that prompted the first initiatives at codifying the crime of genocide.
From 1946 to 1948, the grounds considered for coverage by the crime of genocide were considerably modified.
The definition of genocide in the international Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide states: "Genocide is a crime of intentional destruction of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
Dr Shergill said that India is a signatory to and has ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which recognises genocide as an international crime and obligates signatories to prevent and punish actions of genocide.
Summary: The Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani said that his government was working for an international definition of the crimes carried out by the Islamic State group militants against Kurdish Yazidi women as a crime of genocide, while stressing the need to create a world free of violence against women especially in Kurdistan, and announced efforts to raise the representation of women in his government to at least 30%.
I told him that Channel 4 has exposed the crime of genocide committed by Rajapaksha and his goons using their armed soldiers.
Imran Khan pointed out that drones attacks were against all international laws, from the UN Charter (Article 2:4), to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR: Article 6) to Article 1(clauses a-e) of the Convention of 9th December 1948 with regard to punishment of the crime of Genocide, imposing prohibition against genocide.
While a precise definition varies among genocide scholars, a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG).
Topics include realpolitik as the major impediment, lack of political will, denial of ongoing atrocities, the wording and interpretation of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, other aspects of the UN that constitute impediments, data limitations, the media, the international arms trade, the deterrent effect of criminal tribunals, and previous attempts to design mechanisms to prevent genocide.
Post-war genocide cases, including the Adolf Eichmann trial, are not affected by nullum crimen sine lege principle, since acts, especially murders, being elements of the crime of genocide were already forbidden by international law at the time of its commission.

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