Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 11 Jurisdiction Ratione Materiae, Ch.11.1 Genocide
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
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...