Crime against Humanity

A perfect world is not achievable and yet instead of trying to have just a piece of the perfect scene, we even worsen the case by being more violent. There had been several attempts and in the end, we see ourselves in the middle of a fight that can never be won. However, the issue on crime against humanity does not limit the misdeed into the creativity of a single person only but rather to a more strategically planned and wider networking process.

In the past years, there had been news about Crimes against Humanity and the alarming number of such offenses leaves us questioning the authorities on how they respond in such acts that threatens human lives. Crime against Humanity is acts made specified by the culprits. Although it is quite the same as torture, murder, enslavement and rape, it is more systematic and widespread (United States Institute of Peace). As the years go by and the crime itself had been modified and became more precise, its meaning soon turned out as something that is atrocious that commits to large scale populations or number (Bassiouni).

In Rome Statute, the crime was defined and specified as: These crimes are particularly odious offences in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings; they are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned (my underline) by_ a government or a de facto authority. (Horton, 201)

Some examples of crime against humanity were the September 11 bombings; Rwanda Genocide, Yugoslavian Wars (Crime Against Humanity) and other wars that put the citizen into danger can be considered as crime against humanity. Furthermore, although Crime against Humanity looks like something similar with war, it is a different case. To fight such crimes, the government and other authorities including international organizations tries several methods. However, their methods are not enough to make people safe from these offenses.

The only assurance that these organizations and institutions can give to people are the truth that they are trying to make feasible laws that can be executed and not just rules. Also, it is assured that no one can escape from this crime even the head of a certain states. Although there are models being followed, Egg Models like the Burmese Egg Model and ICRC/NGO Model are not applicable to other countries and states.

Works Cited

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