The crime of genocide is committed when a person is harmed because of his nationality, race or religion. Because of the number of offenses committed with genocidal motives during and before the last war, and the shortcomings of the customary international law rules on the subject, the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted a Convention on Genocide, which has been submitted for ratification by the members, including the United States.
William C. Gordon S.Ed.,
INTERNATIONAL LAW-SELF-EXECUTING TREATIES-THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION,
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