Racism Is ‘A Persistent Infection’

19 Feb 2020 South Africa’s FW De Klerk on apartheid,

Elements of the crime

According to Article 7 (1) of the Rome Statute, crimes against humanity do not need to be linked to an armed conflict and can also occur in peacetime, similar to the crime of genocide. That same Article provides a definition of the crime that contains the following main elements:

A physical element, which includes the commission of “any of the following acts”:
Murder; Extermination; Enslavement; Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
Imprisonment; Torture; BGrave forms of sexual violence; Persecution; Enforced disappearance of persons;

The crime of apartheid;

Other inhumane acts.

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