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POL101, Jan 16, Genocide and justice.docx

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Political Science
Joseph Wong

Genocide and Justice Jan 16 2012 DefinitionGenocide is committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national ethnical racial or religious groupGenocide occurs by killing members of the groupCausing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group Deliberately 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 Crimes 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 2murder 3 Enslavement 4 Deportation 5 Imprisonment 6 Tortue 7 Rape 8 Other inhumane acts 9 Committed against any civilian population before or during the war 2 war crimes orviolations of the laws and customs of war namely murder Ill treatment Deportation for slave labor or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territoryPrecedents1 The trial of nazi war criminals at Nuremberg for genocide and crimes against humanity after their defeat in world war 2 Not a defence to say they were just following orders
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