Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity was adopted and signed on November 26, 1968 and came into force on November 11, 1970.

The Convention provides that no signatory state may apply statutory limitations to ‘war crimes’ as they are defined in the Charter of the Nurnberg International Military Tribunal of August 1945; or to ‘crimes against humanity’, whether committed in time of war or in time of peace, as defined in the same Charter.  The signatory states are also prevented from applying any statutory limitations to eviction by armed attack or occupation, inhuman acts resulting from the policy of apartheid, and the crime of genocide as defined in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

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