crime against humanity


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crime against humanity

n.
Any of various inhumane acts committed as part of a broader attack against a civilian population, including murder, rape, torture, enslavement, deportation, and persecution based on ethnic, racial, or other group identity.

crime′ against` human′ity


n.
a crime, as genocide, directed against a people or group solely because of their race, religion, national origin, political beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.
[1940–45]
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In our circumstances it is almost a crime against humanity.
President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign against illegal drugs could not be considered as a crime against humanity, Malacanang Palace insisted on Wednesday.
Turkey says the killings were a collective tragedy in which both Turks and Armenians die, but Armenians have campaigned long and hard for the mass murders to be categorized as a crime against humanity.
The matter is profoundly different for a crime against humanity.
According to Article 7 of the Rome Statute, the extermination of 102 people with a bomb constitutes a crime against humanity.
Singh termed the attacks as unconscionable crime against humanity.
the crime against humanity and its denial, said Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian at the General Debate Sixty- eighth
This Article considers the possibility of the prosecution of aggression as a crime against humanity before the International Criminal Court ("ICC").
Speaking during the opening of a UN forum on achieving new UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Chief stressed that "Any use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law," warning that "Such a crime against humanity should result in serious consequences for the perpetrator.
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.
Constitutional Articles 29, 271 and 257 at no time mentioned or addressed drug-trafficking crime, defined in the Organic Law of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (OLNPS), as a crime against humanity and neither the Rome Statute establishes it as such (4)
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.