Italy Incorporates Convention Against Genocide in Official Code

The international convention against genocide, ratified by Italy in 1952, has been fully incorporated into Italian law and published in the Official Gazette. The law provides for sentences of up to life imprisonment for all acts aimed at the destruction of an ethnic, national, racial or religious group. In addition to the anti-genocide law, Italy explicitly excludes crimes of genocide from her constitutional, non-extradition clause relating to political crimes.

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