Crimes against humanity is the label given to a number of acts committed as part of a systemic or widespread attack directed against any civilian population. There are a number of crimes that can be considered crimes against humanity—including murder, enslavement, rape, and torture— and they can occur in times of war and times of peace, meaning they do not need to be linked to an ongoing armed conflict. Unlike genocide, which involves killing large numbers of people from specific ethnic... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 2p.