NationStates Jolt Archive

Criminalization of Genocide

The Divine Atom
27-06-2005, 01:49
RECOGNIZING that genocide and other related crimes of humanity have occurred numerous times over the course of history,

CONFIRMING that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law, and

UNDERSTANDING that such crimes constitute a grave threat to the rule of law and our shared humanity,

The undersigned parties seek to CRIMINALIZE GENOCIDE and associated acts of genocide outline below:

IN AGREEMENT THAT 'genocide' refers to any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,


That genocide may be characterized by:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

The following acts shall be PUNISHABLE:

(a) Genocide
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide
(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
(d) Attempt to commit genocide
(e) Complicity in genocide

PUNISHMENT shall be imposed on persons committing genocide or any of the other acts outlined above whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals.

PERSONS charged with genocide or any of the other acts enumerated outlined above shall be tried by

A) tribunal of the NationState in the territory of which the act was committed


B) by a international penal tribunal as may have jurisdiction as established by consensus of the majority of U.N. member states should the NationState prove unwilling or unable to establish judicial proceedings.

MEMBERS may call upon the United Nations to take such action under the Charter of the United Nations as they consider appropriate for the prevention and suppression of acts of genocide or any of the other acts outlined above.

DISPUTES between NationStates relating to the interpretation, application or fulfilment of the present Resolution, including those relating to the culpability of a State for genocide or any of the other acts outlined above shall be submitted to the U.N. for consideration at the request of any of the parties to the dispute.
27-06-2005, 01:57
Texan Hotrodders
27-06-2005, 12:16
This is a pretty good draft, and I commend you for it, but as my colleague indicated we already have a resolution addressing genocide. Perhaps you could find another similarly important international issue to address, one that hasn't been done before? I would be willing to help you draft it if you can.