genocide

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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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(45) The international law refers to the mens rea that results from the union of intent and motive in the crime of genocide as the dolus specialis requirement.
The Harvard Report directly raises the question whether Respondents are responsible for the commission of the international crime of genocide against the Applicants, The 4.5 Million Children of Iraq, because of their obstinate insistence that economic sanctions be maintained in order to produce the deposition of the President of Iraq despite the fact that the original purpose for their imposition was achieved with the so-called "liberation" of Kuwait.
This prefatory paragraph presents five central components: motive, intent, extent of destruction, premeditation, and protected groups.(53) Sub-paragraphs (a) through (e) then enumerate acts which, when undertaken with the requisite mental state, comprise the international crime of genocide.(54)
THE NKVD's POLISH OPERATION IN 1937-1938 AND THE KATYN MASSACRE AS THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE WITH REGARD TO THE PRINCIPLES OF LEX RETRO NON AGIT
"The possibility of complicity liability based on the genocidal intent of either a subordinate or a superior expands the potential reach of the crime of genocide. Liability on too low a level of mental culpability, however, should be avoided.
On 26 February 2007, the ICJ had delivered its decision in the Case Concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro) {'Genocide Convention Case (Merits)').
The Tribunal considers that the Supreme Court's determination that universal unilateral jurisdiction is only legitimate when treaty law expressly authorizes it, constitutes an "extremely rigorous" interpretation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (in effect for U.S.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, chairman of the National Assembly, said, "I think that from now on, Ta Mok could be charged either with the law outlawing the Khmer Rouge or the convention that Cambodia has already passed, that is the crime of genocide."
He noted that this procedure is likely to continue because the victims consider that the Netherlands ultimately carries its part of the responsibility for the crime of genocide committed in Srebrenica.
The Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC based at the Hague ague conducts independent and impartial preliminary examinations, investigations and prosecutions of the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

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