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Genocide constitutes a consolidated international crime in the system of international criminal law. One of the serious criticisms against the crime of genocide in the system of international criminal law is that the legal application of the concept of this crime is very difficult and in most cases may be purely hypothetical. Islamic international criminal law, like the system of international criminal law, prohibits the mass killing of individuals or groups for whatever purposes. Since in the genocide Convention the intention to commit genocide constitutes one of the important elements for the recognition of the crime of genocide, the crime therefore simply falls under Quesas or the second category of crimes in the Islamic criminal justice system. The value of Islamic international human rights and its rules and principles against the crime of mass killing or genocide can be especially examined under the rules of warfare.

Keywords: genocide; international criminal law; Islamic international criminal law



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