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This index presents terms and concepts relevant to the analyses of international prohibition of crimes against humanity. Almost all national criminal law systems in the world contain provisions that criminalize acts constitutive of this offence; such acts include murder, torture, enslavement, persecution, rape and forced labour. On the other hand, amnesty is an act of clemency granted to persons who have committed a crime or a delict, in order to forgive them for their deeds. The effects of amnesty are, among others, to discharge the perpetrator from personal liability and to discontinue all proceedings in relation to the crime or delict allegedly committed.

Keywords: amnesty; enslavement; forced labour; humanity; murder



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