Document Type : Article


1 Ph.D. Student in International Law, Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University of Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Prof, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, Iran


Disrupting or deactivating the reproductive power in humans due to biological agents is called biological sterilization. In this type of sterilization, which is an irreversible process, people become deprived of the ability to have children forever. Since biological agents are used to sterilize people, it is also called a bioterrorist action because the deliberate use of biological agents as a weapon in terrorist activities is called bioterrorism. In this bioterrorist action, the life, health and safety of human beings is endangered through biological agents for specific purposes, so it can also be considered a clear violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. The purpose of this article, which uses a descriptive- analytical method, is to prove that under the Statute of the International Criminal Court, the use of biological agents (bioterrorism) for sterilization due to their dangerous characteristics and harmful effects can be considered a crime against humanity.


  1. English

    1. A) Article
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    2. International Court of Justice, Legality of the Threat or use of Nuclear Weapon, Advisory Opinion of 8 julay 1996
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    4. The Statue of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former27.
    5. Yugoslavia (ICTY), 1993.
    6. The Statute of International Criminal Court. Rome, 1998
    7. The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal Charter, 1946


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