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Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 11 Jurisdiction Ratione Materiae, Ch.11.1 Genocide

Antonio Cassese

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2023

Genocide is commonly understood as the intentional killing, destruction, or extermination of entire groups or members of a group. As such, genocide was first conceived of as a category of crimes against humanity. In fact, neither Article 6(c) of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg nor Article 11(1)(c) of Control Council Law No. 10 explicitly envisaged genocide as a separate category of crimes against humanity. However, the wording of the relevant provisions clearly shows that crimes against humanity encompassed genocide. The IMT...
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