ethnic persecution

Ethnic persecution is a [[wex:crime against humanity]] under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC Elements of Crimes specifies that an ethnic persecution prosecution must show:

  1. a severe deprivation of fundamental rights,
  2. the victims were targeted by reason of the identity of the group,
  3. the targeting was based on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, or gender identity,
  4. the deprivation was committed in connection with another crime against international law,
  5. the deprivation was committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population,
  6. the perpetrator knew or intended the deprivation to be a part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population.