Genocide involves an attempt by a group to exterminate another group.

Articles II of the "1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide" defines genocide as:

any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(1) killing members of the group;

(2) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(3) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(4) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(5) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

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