'Genocide' in document 'Armenia - Criminal Code'

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General Part

Section 2.


Chapter 3.

The notion and types of crime.

Article 19. Types of crime.

5. Particularly grave crimes are those willful acts for which this Code envisages a maximal imprisonment for more than ten years or for life .

Special Part

Section 13.

Crimes against peace and human security

Chapter 33.

Crimes against peace and human security

Article 393. Genocide.

The actions aimed at the complete or partial extermination of national, ethnic, racial or religious groups by means of killing the members of this group , inflicting severe damage to their health , violently preventing them from childbearing , enforced hand-over of children , violent re-population, or physical elimination of the members of this group , are punished with imprisonment for the term of 13 to 15 years or with life sentence.


Article 5
Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court
1. The jurisdiction of the Court shall be limited to the most serious crimes of concern to the
international community as a whole. The Court has jurisdiction in accordance with this Statute
with respect to the following crimes:
(a) The crime of genocide

Article 6
For the purpose of this Statute, "genocide" means any of the following acts committed with
intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(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.