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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).
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This was also confirmed at the World Summit of 2005 where under the 'responsibility to protect' principle (being the new term for an old doctrine) it was accepted that the Security Council under Chapter VII can intervene whenever a state is failing to protect a population from crimes against humanity.
If universal jurisdiction is truly universal, then it's not only a matter of Germany indicting an American statesperson (or vice-versa) but of the international community through Germany (or any other country) indicting a Rumsfeld, a Pinochet, or a Putin for crimes against humanity or a Bush or a Cheney for initiating war crimes.
The third part defends the idea that crimes against humanity involve an intent to participate in a widespread and systematic attack on a population, making it very difficult, although not impossible, for minor players to be successfully prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
The Federal Court of Appeal unanimously decided that the Minister of Immigration had not proved on a balance of probabilities that Mr Mugesera had committed crimes against humanity or incitement to murder, hatred, or genocide.
FORMER Serbian president Milan Milutinovic pleaded not guilty yesterday to crimes against humanity during the 1999 Kosovo conflict.
A report in The IHT, quoting some US officials, says: "The Bush administration is building cases against Saddam Hussein and more than a dozen members of his inner circle who could be charged with crimes against humanity if the Iraqi government is toppled.
We believe we must end impunity for heinous crimes against humanity and we believe the International Criminal Court is the best institution to do that", he insisted.
Japan welcomed the handover Friday of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, charged for crimes against humanity, to international criminal tribunal authorities in The Hague, Foreign Ministry spokesman Norio Hattori said.
The human rights violations states that parties are accountable for crimes against humanity in accordance with international law and include a great number of acts instigated by the Bill of Rights (the International Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention on Economic, Social and Economic Rights), in addition to a compilation of significant international norms (United Nations, 1987).
Duterte on Tuesday struck a defiant tone against the ICC, which had started the preliminary examination of allegations of crimes against humanity in connection with the war on drugs in the Philippines, where thousands of suspected pushers and users had been killed.
The ICC has started a preliminary examination into the alleged crimes against humanity committed by the Duterte administration in the conduct of its crackdown against the illegal drug trade.
A professor at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Zafar Nawaz Jaspal said crimes against humanity are old tactics to capture territory.