Persecution against any identifiable group on political, racial, gender or religious grounds is impermissible.
By Jess Bravin Shortly before the first American military commissions held since the 1940s ...
Includes murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts
Subjecting prisoners to physical mutilation or scientific experiments is a grave breach.
Imprisonment is in violation of the fundamental rules of international law.
If there is enormous loss of life, deportation may constitute genocide.
Customary law is one of the principal sources or components of international humanitarian law.
The Nuremberg Trials after World War II marked the first time that individuals were held accountable for cultural war crimes.
As described by the Nuremberg Tribunal in 1946, they are “the supreme international crime.”
Punishing individuals who commit crimes enforces international law.