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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At pangalawa po, pagdating sa merito, hindi po pupuwedeng maging crime against humanity ang war against drugs, dahil ang war against drugs po hindi lamang nananarget (target) ng mga civilian, kung hindi ito po ay opisyal na pag-exercise ng police powers of the state and it has a legitimate purpose - to curb the proliferation of illegal drugs,' he added.
If a crime against humanity occurs, all countries are bound to deliver the perpetrator.
Turkish Penal Code (TCK) Article 77 prescribes that willful killing with an intent defined as a crime against humanity deserves aggravated lifetime imprisonment and that this will be applied according to the number of people killed.
These attacks are a grave violation of human rights and an unconscionable crime against humanity.
The focus is instead on whether the existence of an illegal use of armed force may be prosecuted within the legal parameters of a crime against humanity and the conditions under which this could occur.
Mulla said in a press conference in the presence of a large number of Iraqi MPs: "What happened in Hawija, is a crime against humanity by all standards .
The reporting judge of the Constitutional chamber, Jesus Eduardo Cabrera Romero, drafted a strong argument in which he defines in a doctrinal way drug-trafficking crime as a crime against humanity and then, as an example, introduces provisions that in the Rome Statute regulate the matter of crimes against humanity.
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.
Persecution is the most widely charged crime against humanity.
BERLIN, Oct 10, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that assimilation was a crime against humanity as he had stated in Germany two years ago.
The Canadian parliament has recognized the chemical bombardment of the Kurdish town of Halabja by warplanes of the former Iraqi regime in 1988 as a crime against humanity.