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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

thJan 10 2011Lecture 12Genocide and Justice Guest SpeakerProfessor Janice Stein Definition genocide is committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national ethnical racial or religious groupThe convention on the prevention and punushment of the crime of genocideGenocide occurs byKilling members of the groupCausing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the groupDeliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in partImposing measures intended to prevent births within the groupForcibly transferring children of one group to another groupActs directed against political groups are excluded from the definition of genocide Crime against HumanityThe Charter of the International Military Tribunal passed in 1945 described these atrocities as customary international crimes that justify international criminal sancationsCrimes against humanitymurderenslavementdeportationimprisonmenttorturerapeother inhuman actcommitted against any civilian population before of during the war
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