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Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - Article 6 (genocide)

Adopted on 17 July 1998.
Entry into force: 1 July 2002.
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Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Article 6


For the purpose of this Statute, "genocide" means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

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