Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act

The Canadian government adopts an act that criminalises genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Canada becomes the first country to incorporate the obligations of the Rome Statute into its national laws.

Color photo of the Canadian parliament central building with green grass at the front and a blue sky with a couple of clouds.
The Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa. (Wikimedia Commons)

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