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Volume5
MonthMay
Year2004
TitleFrom the Nuremberg Charter to the Rome Statute: Defining the Elements of Crimes Against Humanity
Author(s)Mohamed Elewa Badar
First Page73
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the past and present contours of the prohibition of "crimes against humanity", analyzing and scrutinizing the essential elements of this crime, with a view to obtaining and drawing together basic criteria that could eventually guide the adjudication of this offence. Furthermore, this clarification of "crimes against humanity" is particularly timely with respect to the soon functioning International Criminal Court (ICC).