Crimes against humanity are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a population.
Unlike war crimes, crimes against humanity can be committed during peace or war. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Murder, massacres, dehumanization, extermination, human experimentation, extrajudicial punishments, death squads, forced disappearances, military use of children, kidnappings, unjust imprisonment, slavery, cannibalism, torture, rape, and political or racial repression may reach the threshold of crimes against humanity if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice.
Hmm….seems pretty clearn to me that “Tribal Elders” (or the equivalent) qualify as “De facto authority”.
I’d even be willing to compromise with “Multiculturalist” assholes on the punishment:
Don’t kill ’em: just shove a greased, metal pole up their ass, and ever so slowly raise the current until they explicitly beg for death. Then grant their request — using EXACTLY the “traditional” method for which they are being prosecuted.
(This might be difficult in the case of FGM, on account of that shit is usually administered by women who have already been mutilated themselves.)
Another thing is: there’s something incredibly reprehensible about allowing those who commit crimes against humanity to benefit from stuff like the prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishment”.
Yet again, they get to “free ride” on “human rights” — without bothering to even recognize their validity.