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crime against humanity

Definition of crime against humanity

  1. :  atrocity (as extermination or enslavement) that is directed especially against an entire population or part of a population on specious grounds and without regard to individual guilt or responsibility even on such grounds



1945

First Known Use of crime against humanity

1945


Law Dictionary

crime against humanity

crime against hu·man·i·ty
  1. :  an inhumane act (as enslavement) committed against civilians before or during a war for which criminal liability is imposed by a domestic or international tribunal — see also war crime




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