WAR CRIMES Definition
The Big Three, with the addition of France, finally decided what constituted a war crime. Three categories were established, all punishable by death:
¶Crimes against peace; i.e., planning, preparing, initiating and waging wars of aggression or wars in violation of international treaties or agreements.
¶ Violation of the laws and customs of war; i.e., maltreatment of prisoners and of civilians in occupied countries, murder of hostages, plundering, wanton destruction of cities or devastation not justified by military needs.
¶ Crimes against humanity; i.e., murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, or persecution on political,...