Multiplicity of victims

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Appeal Judgement - 28.11.2007 NAHIMANA et al. (Media case)

924. The Appeals Chamber considers that, except for extermination,[1] a crime need not be carried out against a multiplicity of victims in order to constitute a crime against humanity. Thus an act directed against a limited number of victims, or even against a single victim, can constitute a crime against humanity, provided it forms part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population.[2]

[1] Extermination requires a great number of victims: Stakić Appeal Judgement, para. 259; Ntakirutimana Appeal Judgement, paras. 521-522.

[2] Deronjić Appeal Judgement, para. 109; Kordić and Čerkez Appeal Judgement, para. 94; Blaškić Appeal Judgement, para. 101; Kunarac et al. Appeal Judgement, para. 96.

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