when is a crime considered a crime against humanity?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by s0meguy, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

    Several large scale courts around the world grant themselves the authority to try a member of a species by the name of homo sapiens for a crime against humanity... I was thinking of this and wondering when a crime becomes a crime against humanity.

    Is there a criterium for this.. like, a certain amount of people that have to be affected by the deed?

    Is denying someone his or her rights as a human a crime against humanity, such as a fair trial before being put to death...

    Even if said person denied other people trial before being terminated?
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2006
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  3. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

    They're defined as repeated, systematic acts of persecution or atrocities carried out by a government or a recognised authority against 1 or more people.
    Naturally it's always the victors who get to decide what constitutes an 'atrocity' and what constitutes 'collateral damage' (for instance).
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