crime against humanity

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crime against humanity

conduct the scale and depravity of which attracts international sanction, as well as often being a crime in national laws. The Statute of the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT provides for several crimes against humanity and they have in common the theme that the conduct was committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population and the perpetrator knew that the conduct was part of or intended the conduct to be part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population. The crimes are: Crime against humanity of murder; Crime against humanity of extermination; Crime against humanity of enslavement; Crime against humanity of deportation or forcible transfer of population; Crime against humanity of imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty; Crime against humanity of torture; Crime against humanity of rape or sexual slavery; Crime against humanity of enforced prostitution; Crime against humanity of forced pregnancy; Crime against humanity of enforced sterilization; Crime against humanity of sexual violence; Crime against humanity of persecution; Crime against humanity of enforced disappearance of persons; Crime against humanity of apartheid; and a final miscellaneous category, Crime against humanity of other inhumane acts; Crime against humanity of persecution against any identifiable group or collectively on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law. The distinction between crimes against humanity and war crimes is retained in the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).