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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

thPOL101 January 16 2012 LectureGENOCIDE AND JUSTICEbuilding institutionsdifficult choices that governments have to make when it comes to genocideWhat is Genocidegenocide is committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national ethnical racial or religious group Genocide occurs by o Killing members of the group o Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the groupo Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in parto Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the groupo Forcibly transferring children of one group to another groupo Acts directed against political groups are excluded from the definition of genocideCrimes Against Humanity the Charter of the international military Tribunal passed in 1945 described these atrocities as customary international crimes that justify international criminal sanctions 1 Crimes Against Humanity murderenslavement deportationimprisonment torturerape other inhumane actscommitted against any civilian population before or during the war 2 War Crimes or violations of the laws and customs of warmurderilltreatment deportation for slave labour or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territory
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