<div>Genocide is a category of crimes under international law and applied to cases before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>In accordance with Article 4 of the ECCC Law, alleged crimes of genocide committed during the period of 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979 under the regime of Democratic Kampuchea can be prosecuted before the ECCC.</div><div><br></div><div>The crimes of genocide punishable under the ECCC law are acts defined as genocide as in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948.</div><div><br></div><div>In order to fall within the legal definition of genocide, an act must be committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.&nbsp;</div><div>Examples of such acts include:</div><div><ul><li>killing members of the group;&nbsp;<br></li><li>causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;<br></li><li>deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about<br></li><li>its physical destruction in whole or in part;&nbsp;<br></li><li>imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;&nbsp;<br></li><li>forcibly transferring children from one group to another group.</li></ul></div>