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Lecture 11

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Janice Stein

Semester 2 LECTURE 11 Genocide and Justice - committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide - occurs by: o killing members of the group o causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group o deliberately inicting on the group conditions of life calculates to bring about its physical destruction, in whole or in part o imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group o forcibly transferring children of one group to another - acts directed against political groups are excluded from the denition 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, namely: a. Murder, enslavement, deportation, imprisonment, torture, rape, or other inhumane acts 2. War Crimes, or violat
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