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Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949
    Article 2

    Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949

    The International Tribunal shall have the power to prosecute persons committing or ordering to be committed grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, namely the following acts against persons or property protected under the provisions of the relevant Geneva Convention:

    (a) wilful killing;

    (b) torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments;

    (c) wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health;

    (d) extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly;

    (e) compelling a prisoner of war or a civilian to serve in the forces of a hostile power;

    (f) wilfully depriving a prisoner of war or a civilian of the rights of fair and regular trial;

    (g) unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a civilian;

    (h) taking civilians as hostages.


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