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).
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However, Bangladesh is a State Party to the ICC, and the Court found that it had jurisdiction over the crime against humanity of deportation as an element of that crime was completed on the territory of Bangladesh.
In a statement on Sunday, the FEARAB-America stressed that the tripartite aggression constitutes a crime against humanity, and a flagrant violation of the UN charter and the principles of the international as it poses a threat on the international peace and security.
No State shall expel, return (refouler), surrender or extradite a person to territory under the jurisdiction of another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he or she would be in danger of being subjected to a crime against humanity.
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the crime against humanity and its denial, said Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian at the General Debate Sixty- eighth
(BNA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the use of chemical weapons in Syria, if confirmed, would constitute a "crime against humanity" and should result in "serious consequences".
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that any use of chemical weapons in Syria would amount to a "crime against humanity" and there would be "serious consequences" for the perpetrators.
Baghdad/ NINA /-- MP for the IS coalition, Haider Mulla said: "The Iraqis are not ready to converts Ali Ghaidan land forces Command in chief to by former Ali of Saddam Hussein era dobbed Ali / chemical / Noting that "the lack of response by presidency of the parliament to our request to include the massacre of Hawija on the agenda and considered it a crime against humanity and genocide was the man reason which led to the withdrawal of the IS deputies coalition from today's session of the parliament.
It is the first court to convict former rebel and militia leaders for the use of child soldiers, for forced marriage as a crime against humanity, and for attacks directed at United Nations peacekeepers.
"The siege of the helpless people of Gaza, massacre of the oppressed children and innocent mothers and bombardment of residential areas are clear instances of genocide and crime against humanity," he noted.
There is no source of recognized international law that yet identifies a food and medical blockade as another inhumane act or otherwise qualifies it as a crime against humanity. In the absence of any such source, a food and medical blockade does not violate a specific internationally recognized norm within the meaning of Sosa." [Slip op.