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Title: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Alternative Title(s): Genocide Convention
Available From: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CrimeOfGenocide.aspx
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x1cppcg.htm
http://www.preventgenocide.org/law/convention/#text
Conclusion Date: 1948-12-09
Entry Into Force Date: 1951-01-12
Description: This convention was unanimously adopted UN General Assembly in 1948 in the aftermath of the Holocaust . It bans acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group. It declares genocide a crime under international law whether committed during war or peacetime, and binds all signatories to take measures to prevent and punish any acts of genocide committed within their jurisdiction.
Legal Citation: 78 UNTS 277
EISIL Categories: Home > International Criminal Law > War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity, Including Genocide
Home > International Human Rights > War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Including Genocide
Keywords: genocide
war crimes
Language(s): English
Document Creator: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch
Site Administrator: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch


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