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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Janice Stein

Genocide and Justice January 10 Lecture Note Prof Wong What is genocide? - Definition: It is committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial, gender, or religious group Genocide is the most serious one of all three levels of crime. Other two are crimes against humanity and war crimes The convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide: Genocide occurs by: (when and what occurs based on what?) - Killingmembers of the group - Causing 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 part - Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group - Forcibly transferringchildren of one group to another group - Acts 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 sanction 1) Genocide is a crime against humanity 2) War Crimes: or violations of the laws and customs of war namely (murder, ill- treatment, slave labour in occupied territory)
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