The foundation for crimes against humanity is found in the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg Judgment. The allegations against defendant Dusko Tadic would seem to fall within eight of the nine subsections defining crimes against humanity, including murder, extermination, torture and rape. The defendant Dusko Tadic is charged with crimes against humanity, among other things.
identified by the United nations as the murder, torture, enslavement or deportation of innocent civilian nationals
A category of legal offenses created at the Nuremberg Trials to encompass genocide and other acts committed by the political and military leaders of the Third Reich.
Serious acts, such as torture, committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population, whether or not they are committed in the course of an armed conflict.
Serious criminal human rights abuses. They are distinguished from domestic crimes by their scope or their "mass nature" (that is, whether they are targeted against particular groups and/or sponsored by the state).