Practice Related to Rule 94. Slavery and Slave Trade
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) recalls the definition of crimes against humanity contained in the 1998 ICC Statute by stating: “Crimes against humanity were defined as the systematic harming of a civilian population, which includes deeds such as: … enslavement”.
In its judgment in the Eichmann case
in 1961, the District Court of Jerusalem held that “enslavement” caused serious bodily or mental harm and amounted to a violation of Israel’s Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law.