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  Crime against humanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crime against humanity is a term in international law that refers to acts of murderous persecution against a body of people, as being the criminal offence above all others.
The systematic persecution of African people by the South African apartheid government was recognized as a crime against humanity by the United Nations in 1976.
The attempt to indict Mugabe for crimes against humanity is supported by the International Bar Association.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crime_against_humanity   (753 words)

 Crime against humanity Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A crime against humanity is an act of persecution against a group, so heinous as to warrant punishment under international law.
The term was first used in the preamble of the Hague Convention of 1907, and subsequently used during the Nuremberg trials as a charge for actions such as the Holocaust which did not violate a specific treaty but were deemed to require punishment.
For example, Nazi attempts to eliminate certain ethnic groups were treated as crimes against humanity, yet Soviet attempts to eliminate certain economic groups were not.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/crime_against_humanity.html   (245 words)

 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
But crimes against humanity are distinguishable from genocide in that they do not require an intent to "destroy in whole or in part," as cited in the 1948 Genocide Convention, but only target a given group and carry out a policy of "widespread or systematic" violations.
Crimes against humanity are also distinguishable from war crimes in that they not only apply in the context of war-they apply in times of war and peace.
Crimes against humanity have existed in customary international law for over half a century and are also evidenced in prosecutions before some national courts.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/crimes-against-humanity.html   (804 words)

 Talk:Crime against humanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Likewise war crimes in Iraq from 2000 on, unless the war itself is considered a crime against humanity.
It may not be clear that Israeli treatment of Palestinian civilians is a crime against humanity, this question is hotly disputed.
Source for claim that terror bombing was not tried as a crime against humanity for political reasons: [12].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Crime_against_humanity   (3902 words)

 The International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Elements of Crimes) Regulations 2001
Explanatory note: The structure of the elements of the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes follows the structure of the corresponding provisions of articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Rome Statute.
The elements for war crimes under article 8, paragraph 2(c) and (e), are subject to the limitations addressed in article 8, paragraph 2(d) and (f), which are not elements of crimes.
The elements for war crimes under article 8, paragraph 2, of the Statute shall be interpreted within the established framework of the international law of armed conflict including, as appropriate, the international law of armed conflict applicable to armed conflict at sea.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2001/20012505.htm   (12407 words)

 Crime Against Humanity - report of the Concerned Citizens Tribunal
But the tragedy and crime simply need to be placed in the charged and venomous atmosphere that the county and the polity has been held victim to, where sane, rational impulses are being overwhelmed by the politics of rage, revenge and violence.
Violence against the minority community assumed various forms: mass killings, sexual humiliation -including gang-rape - of women, brutal arracks on children, and attacks on the very survival of the minority community through looting, burning, and destruction of their property and means of livelihood.
The definition of crimes against humanity should also include attacks on the lives and dignity of a section of the people, attempted or actual obliteration of a section of the people, economic annihilation of a targeted section, us well as their religious and cultural obliteration.
www.pucl.org /Topics/Religion-communalism/2003/gujarat-tribunal-report.htm   (9263 words)

 Israel's Apartheid: A Crime against Humanity (by Arjan El Fassed) - Media Monitors Network
The crime of apartheid is closely associated with the crime of genocide, and its authors and perpetrators will undoubtedly one day be called upon to account for their actions, and held liable to compensate their victims.
Hence, apartheid is not simply a crime against humanity but a series of acts of genocide, as far as some aspects of its practices are concerned, but also with implications for international peace and security.
Moreover, a "crime of apartheid" in particular includes the denial to members of a racial group or groups basic human rights including the right to leave and to return to their country, the right to a nationality, and the right to freedom of movement and residence.
www.mediamonitors.printthis.clickability.com /pt/cpt?action=cpt&expire=&urlID=15286&fb=Y&partnerID=31   (2465 words)

 Crime Against Humanity
It was the most recent war crimes and especially those committed in the larger area of former Yugoslavia like Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina that triggered a new interest among international community to defend humanity against excesses.
These crimes have been committed against humanity by the so-called leaders of Mujahideen who are still living inside and outside the country dreaming of a return to power.
These crimes have been and are being committed against humanity by the warring factions who are presently engaged in war in Afghanistan.
users.tns.net /~mroashan/politics/countrycorner/CCorner2/DR070601.htm   (952 words)

 Crime Against Humanity
This Paper attempts to illustrate that certain acts of violence against women and children in Bangladesh, particularly those committed-post September 2001, are part of a systematic political persecution and manifestation of an extremist religious/political ideology.
It is not unknown to use systematic crimes of mass rape as part of ‘ethnic cleansing’ just as the killing of the intellectuals were done during 1971 as part of the game plan, so as to cripple an ethnic group i.e, the Bangalee people from asserting itself politically or as a nation.
Almost always persecution and fatwas have been given against women, subjecting them to inhuman, cruel, and degrading treatment in the name of Islam by way of a ‘Shalish’ is a fiat of a handful of influential people, invariably all men and including the clergy.
www.albd.org /convention/cht/paper.htm   (6335 words)

 Chechnya: 'Disappearances' a Crime Against Humanity (Human Rights Watch, 21-3-2005)
Under international law, a widespread and systematic pattern of enforced disappearances constitutes a crime against humanity—an act that outrages the conscience of humankind.
Human Rights Watch said that the vast majority of the “disappearances” are perpetrated by government agents—either Russian federal forces or, increasingly, local Chechen security forces who are ultimately subordinate to Russian authorities.
Human Rights Watch said that Russia has defied the resolutions and failed to comply with the majority of their recommendations.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2005/03/21/russia10342.htm   (1290 words)

 It's a crime against humanity: Jayalalithaa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devoting much of her statement to the supposed differentiation made by political leaders between violence against the majority and minority communities, she said the present incident should be viewed as a crime against humanity.
But when persons belonging to the majority are subjected to similar perpetration of heinous crimes, not a single political leader has so far issued a statement condemning this barbaric crime.
It is not as though a crime is a crime only if it is committed against the minorities and not so if it is committed against the majority community.
www.hvk.org /articles/0302/2.html   (280 words)

 The Avalon Project : Charter of the International Military Tribunal
The Tribunal shall have the right to take proceedings against a person charged with crimes set out in Article 6 of this Charter in his absence, if he has not been found or if the Tribunal, for any reason, finds it necessary, in the interests of justice, to conduct the hearing in his absence.
A copy of the Indictment and of all the documents lodged with the Indictment, translated into a language which he understands, shall be furnished to the Defendant at reasonable time before the Trial.
The expenses of the Tribunal and of the Trials, shall be charged by the Signatories against the funds allotted for maintenance of the Control Council of Germany.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/imt/proc/imtconst.htm   (1976 words)

 Rape as a Crime Against Humanity
Muslim women in Foca (southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina) were subjected to a brutal regime of gang rape, torture and enslavement by Bosnian Serb soldiers, policemen and members of paramilitary groups after the takeover of the city in April 1992, according to a major indictment issued by the International Tribunal dealing specifically with sexual offenses.
The indictment is of major legal significance as it is the first time that sexual assaults have been diligently investigated for the purpose of prosecution under the rubric of torture and enslavement as a crime against humanity.
See also the International Tribunal indictments against Dusan Tadic (a resident of Kozarac) for crimes against humanity at Kozarac, Tnrnopolje, and Omarska; against Zeljko Meakic, for genocide at Omarska, and against Radovan Karadzic, for genocide throughout Bosnia, in particular in the Kozarac-Omarska region of Bosnia.
www.haverford.edu /relg/sells/rape.html   (3277 words)

 eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
If the nation state is incapable of taking action against the offenders, international humanitarian organizations and countries that respect the right to live should come forward to punish the criminals.
And this is not the first act against humanity by the Maoists.
Though the crime of Maoists cannot in any way be discounted just because security personnel happened to be travelling in the ill-fated bus.
www.kantipuronline.com /kolnews.php?&nid=42238   (444 words)

 Rome Statute - Part 2. Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law
The Court shall exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression once a provision is adopted in accordance with articles 121 and 123 defining the crime and setting out the conditions under which the Court shall exercise jurisdiction with respect to this crime.
The Elements of Crimes and amendments thereto shall be consistent with this Statute.
A State Party may refer to the Prosecutor a situation in which one or more crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court appear to have been committed requesting the Prosecutor to investigate the situation for the purpose of determining whether one or more specific persons should be charged with the commission of such crimes.
www.un.org /law/icc/statute/99_corr/2.htm   (4245 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Crime Against Humanity
A BBC television producer, moments before he was wounded by an American fighter aircraft that killed 18 people with "friendly fire", spoke to his mother on a satellite phone.
It is a matter of record, understood by the majority of humanity, if not by those who claim to speak for "us".
It was Halliday who, as assistant secretary general of the United Nations, set up the "oil for food" programme in Iraq in 1996 and quickly realised that the UN had become an instrument of "a genocidal attack on a whole society".
truthout.org /docs_03/041403D.shtml   (1799 words)

 Fjordman: Turkish PM: "Anti-Islamism is crime against humanity"
Addressing the sixth meeting of the Eurasian Islamic Council meeting in Istanbul Monday, September 5, Erdogan said his government has added an article to the declaration in the European Council regarding Islamophobia stipulating that anti-Islamism be accepted as a crime against humanity.
“We struggle against the spread of the misconception of Islam in all international meetings we attend,” the Prime Minister said, as he asked religious leaders to explain to the world that concepts such as “Islamic terror” or “Muslim terrorist” are wrong.
Selcuk Gultasli in zaman.com wrote: “Anti-Islamism has been included in the text as a “dangerous inclination” that has to be fought against upon the insistence of Turkey at the summit that 46 Council members attended.
fjordman.blogspot.com /2005/09/turkish-pm-anti-islamism-is-crime.html   (1066 words)

 Wired 11.06: View
If the high-priced industry analyst's report warns you on every page against duplicating, you'll still hand out at your weekly sales meeting copies of a page with a relevant chart.
Sure, we rely on rules to decide the hard cases, but the rest of the time we cut one another a whole lot of slack.
There are times when rules need to be imposed within that marketplace, whether they're international laws against bootleg CDs or the right of someone to sue for libel.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/11.06/view.html?pg=1   (774 words)

 Hammorabi: 03/01/2004 - 03/31/2004
Those who have no respect to the human rights should be excluded as well as states which encourage or do not prevent terrorist attacks in Iraq.
His atrocities against the Iraqis were very well known by the intelligent agencies but not by the publics.
Terror against innocent civilian is same anywhere and this should unite us irrespective of our ideas and religions as Muslims, Christians, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikhism, or any one else against the terror any where from any one.
hammorabi.blogspot.com /archives/2004_03_01_hammorabi_archive.html#107834281944992209   (4508 words)

 'Define genocide, crime against humanity'
The government should take steps to define genocide, war crimes and crime against humanity to bring these on the statute book as it will help tackle the menace of terrorism, Bar Association of India Chairman and noted jurist Fali S Nariman said on Saturday.
He said we should not give an impression that we were not interested in punishing the perpetrators of such crimes.
The ICC is a permanent court to try those responsible for crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and aggression.
www.rediff.com /news/2006/feb/25nariman.htm   (278 words)

 Swans Commentary: Use of Nuclear Weapons as a Crime Against Humanity: An Act of Genocide, by Gerard Donnelly Smith - ...
It is a crime against humanity even to consider the use of nuclear weapons as an option.
These incredibly destructive weapons are an affront to our common humanity, and the tens of billions of dollars that are dedicated to their development and maintenance should be used instead to alleviate human need and suffering.
If Genocide is a crime against humanity, then the pre-calculated, pre-meditative use of nuclear weapons -- even in self-defense -- must also be a crime against humanity.
www.swans.com /library/art9/gsmith02.html   (2954 words)

 Crime Against Humanity
To deprive a Muslim child from his/her culture and language is a crime against Humanity.
British education system is guilty of such crime for the last 50 years.
The first wave of Muslims arrived with three or four languages including English but the next generation born and educated by native teachers has been subject to learn English in local accents, making them mis-fit not only for the British society at large but also for the whole world.
www.educationet.org /messageboard/posts/40416.html   (491 words)

Human Rights Watch-New York, USA Nov 24: The New York based Human Rights Watch has called on the U.S Bush Administration to halt the accelerating political repression in Uganda.
Human Rights Watch also says, the Ugandan government should reverse its ban on speech and demonstrations linked to the trial of the main opposition candidate for president, Dr. Kizza Besigye, and end its intimidation of the courts.
Human Rights Watch Country Researcher for Uganda, Rone said, “Opposition supporters in Uganda have a right to peacefully protest any aspect of the judicial proceedings.
www.radiorhino.org /htm_material/crime.html   (6553 words)

 Ekklesia discussion: Crime Against Humanity
What happen in Rwanda is a crime against humanity,the types of things that have been allowed to take place in Iraq are imho crimes against humanity,The situation in Bosnia was a crime against humanity.
There are many other examples around the world that deserve to be referred to as crimes against humanity.
Speaking of crimes against humanity seems the UN has "downgraded" the attrocities in Darfur to this catagory.
www.ekklesia.co.uk /cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=11&post=936   (1070 words)

 USATODAY.com - Blair declares attacks a 'crime against humanity'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"This was not a crime against the West.
Blair also repeated that attacks would not be directed against the Afghan people, who are suffering from the effects of more than a generation of conflict.
Blair called the evidence against bin Laden "overwhelming and compelling." He called Musharraf's support "vital" — especially given Pakistan proximity to Afghanistan.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/10/05/blair-pakistan.htm   (676 words)

It is our informed opinion, based on common sense, personal experience and scientific knowledge, that electroshock is a crime against humanity.
It directly violates section 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights which outlaws "cruel, degrading and inhumane treatment or punishment", and the UN Convention Against Torture.
Nor are they informed about humane, non-injurious, non-medical approaches such as counselling (including peer counselling), self-help groups, and life-style changes.
www.ect.org /resources/resolution.html   (402 words)

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