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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The moral and legal tensions involved in the concept of crimes against humanity are best analysed by recognising that two distinct issues are involved.
Initially designed to end the "scourge of war" the declaration is expansive enough to stigmatize high-placed political leaders who commit war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide.
citizen, preferably a president or other high official, who has committed atrocious war crimes against humanity, like torture, murder, assassination, and the needless killing of innocent noncombatants--men, women, and children.
1) Crimes against humanity raise especially difficult questions in international law, since they are crimes that can be committed completely within one state's borders by members of that state against other members of that same state.
Charged with war crimes related to an internal armed conflict and with crimes against humanity.
We are trying to keep the memories of all genocide victims alive and educating our society and we are demanding that no more crimes against humanity happen,'' he continued.
There is no shame in being raped, but plenty of stigma should be attached to those who ignore crimes against humanity.
Canadian authorities attempted to deport Mr Mugesera under the Immigration Act, accusing him of inciting hatred, murder and genocide, and crimes against humanity.
Brought by three women who were savagely assaulted by members of FRAPH, the lawsuit alleges that Constant was responsible for torture, rape, and crimes against humanity.
In corridors, meeting rooms, and hotel lobbies, they made the case to delegates and others from around the world that slavery and the slave trade were crimes against humanity and that reparations had to be addressed.
But I had to learn that governments, in order to hide their involvement in crimes against humanity, will do anything to discredit their victims.
to withdraw their support of UNFPA or be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity (C-Fam).