/ ˈwɔːr ˈkraɪm /
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A crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war.
Offense (such as murder of a civilian or a prisoner of war) that contravenes the internationally accepted laws governing the conduct of wars, particularly The Hague Convention 1907 and the Geneva Convention 1949. A key principle of the law relating to such crimes is that obedience to the orders of a superior is no defense. In practice, prosecutions are generally brought by the victorious side.