What is Genocide?

268.3  Genocide by killing

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator causes the death of one or more persons; and

(b)  the person or persons belong to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group; and

(c)  the perpetrator intends to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.

Penalty:            Imprisonment for life.

 

268.4  Genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm

(1)  A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator causes serious bodily or mental harm to one or more persons; and

(b)  the person or persons belong to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group; and

(c)  the perpetrator intends to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.

(2)  In subsection (1):

causes serious bodily or mental harm includes, but is not restricted to, commits acts of torture, rape, sexual violence or inhuman or degrading treatment.

 

268.5  Genocide by deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction

 

(1)  A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator inflicts certain conditions of life upon one or more persons; and

(b)  the person or persons belong to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group; and

(c)  the perpetrator intends to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such; and

(d)  the conditions of life are intended to bring about the physical destruction of that group, in whole or in part.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.

(2)  In subsection (1): conditions of life includes, but is not restricted to, intentional deprivation of resources indispensable for survival, such as deprivation of food or medical services, or systematic expulsion from homes.

 

 

 

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