'Genocide' in document 'Uganda - ICC Act 2010'

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Part II – International Crimes and Offences Against The Administration of Justice

International Crimes

7. Genocide.
(1) A person is liable on conviction on indictment to the penalty specified in subsection (3) who, in Uganda or elsewhere –

(a) commits genocide; or

(b) conspires or agrees with any person to commit genocides, whether that genocide is to take place in Uganda or elsewhere.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “genocide” is an act referred to in article 6 of Statute.

(3)The penalty for genocide, or conspiring with, or agreeing with any person to commit genocide is imprisonment for life or a lesser term.


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.