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.
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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. The luxury of private grief is not for us.
Bensouda stressed the ICC continues to exercise jurisdiction over the supposed crime against humanity committed during the period the country was a state party to the Rome Statute.
[ClickPress, Tue Sep 11 2018] Following the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s ruling on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over Myanmar's deportation of the Rohingya population to Bangladesh, a crime against humanity, Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International's South Asia Director, said: "During the Myanmar military's horrifying campaign of ethnic cleansing more than 725,000 Rohingya women, men and children were deported to Bangladesh.
The comment came following the International Criminal Court's (ICC) rulingon Thursdaythat it has jurisdiction over Myanmar's deportation of the Rohingya population to Bangladesh, a crime against humanity. Amnesty International's South Asia Director Biraj Patnaiksaid during the Myanmar military's horrifying campaign of ethnic cleansing more than 725,000 Rohingya women, men and children were deported to Bangladesh.
In a historical approach to the definition of a crime against humanity, they consider such aspects as the origins of the concept, from Nuremberg to The Hague, the law of the international and internationalized tribunals, state practices after the Rome Conference of 1998, and prosecuting crimes against humanity in domestic courts.
They said that silence of some powers on atrocities of Palestinians was a crime against humanity and a support for the killers which should be ended now.
Havana, SANA- The Arab Entities Federation of Latin America (FEARAB-America) condemned as "crime against humanity " the tripartite US-British-French aggression on Syria.
The chamber is of the opinion that the important elements of a crime against humanity have not been proved,' MareniA added.
A crime against humanity is an international crime that can be committed by an individual whether or not the national law of the territory in which the act was committed has criminalized the conduct.
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.
Summary: An act of war, or a crime against humanity?
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.