'Genocide' in document 'Costa Rica - War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity'

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COSTA RICA - Criminal Prosecution to Punish War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity No. 8272

Article 1. Article 7 of the Penal Code shall hereby be amended as follows:

"Article 7. Independently of the legislation in force in the territory on which the punishable crime is committed, and independently of the perpetrator’s nationality, those who commit acts of piracy or genocide; falsify coins, credit instruments, bank notes or any other bearer papers; are involved in the slave trade or in trafficking women or children; are involved in trafficking drugs or obscene material; or who commit any other punishable acts in violation of human rights and international humanitarian law as recognised in the treaties to which Costa Rica is party or in this Code, shall be prosecuted under Costa Rican law."


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.