Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948
Genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world,
It is agreed that:
That genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.
Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The following acts shall be punishable:
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
(d) Attempt to commit genocide;
(e) Complicity in genocide.