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Important Conventions Outline

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This is an extract of our Important Conventions document, which we sell as part of our International Human Rights Outlines collection written by the top tier of Thomas Jefferson School Of Law students.

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IMPORTANT CONVENTIONS

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GENOCIDE CONVENTION o Parties pledge to prevent genocide and punish people who commit these acts o 1st human rights agreement following WWII o Most states have not violated
? Except some: Rwanda, Darfur o U.S. has ratified o Crime no matter in war or peacetime o Both public officials and private individuals can commit genocide
? Parties pledge to enact legislation & punish people for prohibited acts o Must have act & intent for genocide o Acts
? Killing, serious bodily/mental harm, prevent births w/in group, forcefully transferring kids from one group to another o Intent
? To destroy in whole or in part a national, ethical, racial, or religious group
? Must be specific intent o Also punishes the conspiracy to commit genocide - attempt or involvement o If there is a dispute whether genocide is taking place - goes to ICJ o ICTY, ICR & ICC
? Have authority to punish crime of genocide

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