crime against humanity

Definition of "crime against humanity"
  1. An act of extreme cruelty, such as enslaving others, perpetrated against non-combatants either before or during periods of conflict, and which is punishable by national or international court proceedings
How to use "crime against humanity" in a sentence
  1. Convictions for a crime against humanity often involve sentences of life imprisonment.
  2. Acts of genocide are typically considered a crime against humanity.
  3. A person can be prosecuted for a crime against humanity even many years after the act was committed.

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