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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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CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: GLOBAL JUSTICE AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE *
She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / "There is an unbearable compression by security operations and abnormal operations of arrest and unprecedented enclave targeting the sons of certain areas in Diyala , especially the regions of Gatoon and Almafraq of Baquba the center of the province due to the high population density of Sunni component " , demanding to count such a practices as war crimes against humanity.
He will join Gbagbo in The Hague, who also faces four counts of crimes against humanity for sparking armed clashes after refusing to admit defeat in November 2010 elections.
"The evidence suggests that Egypt's military regime has carried out crimes against humanity on a horrendous scale, including murder, persecution, torture and enforced disappearances," said Tayab Ali of ITN solicitors in London.
1, the court sentenced to death BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury for crimes against humanity.
Another tribunal indicted Abdul Quader Molla, a deputy of Nizami, over alleged crimes against humanity.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone unanimously found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty on all counts of an 11-count indictment that alleged that he was responsible for crimes committed by rebel forces during Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war, and that he aided and abetted RUF and AFRC rebels in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone.
The Nuremberg charter of 1945 acknowledged that state sovereignty could be no defence against the charge of crimes against humanity; but only in the 21st century is there an independent, permanent, treaty-based criminal court.
The Iraqi special tribunal for crimes against humanity; the Dujail case.
He is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for his alleged part in the siege of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo between 1993 and 1995.
The PA condemned what it called "crimes against humanity being committed by Israel in the West Bank," the daily reported.