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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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Guatemala city: The trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity will begin on March 19, five months earlier than planned, a lawyer said Wednesday.
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Its function is to try those accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
This volume reproduces materials of the Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity, convened under American occupation for the purpose of trying deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and other former regime figures for the 1982 killings of residents of Dujail in retaliation for a failed assassination attempt (rather conveniently side-stepping regime crimes in which the occupiers were implicated, charged critics).
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