Crimes against humanity

<div>Crimes against humanity is a category of crimes defined under international law and applied to cases before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. In accordance with Article 5 of the ECCC Law, the ECCC can prosecute alleged crimes against humanity committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979 under the regime of Democratic Kampuchea.</div><div><br></div><div>Crimes against humanity are any acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, on national, political, ethnical, racial or religious grounds, such as:</div><div><ul><li>murder;&nbsp;<br></li><li>extermination;&nbsp;<br></li><li>enslavement;&nbsp;<br></li><li>deportation;&nbsp;<br></li><li>imprisonment;<br></li><li>torture;&nbsp;<br></li><li>rape;&nbsp;<br></li><li>persecutions on political, racial, and religious grounds; <br></li><li>other inhumane acts.<br></li></ul></div><div><br></div>