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Sociopolitical homicide
a) Homicide related to social prejudice, that is to say homicide as a result of violence against specific social groups, including hate crime (crime in which the victim is specifically targeted because of his or her characteristics, ascribed attributes, ascribed beliefs or values). Social prejudice is discrimination due to the victim's characteristics, attributes, beliefs or values. Characteristics and attributes include sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, ethnic origin, disability and/or race. Beliefs or values, at minimum, include religious beliefs and/or economic and social views;
b) Intentional homicide related to political agendas, including killings by terrorist groups with a political agenda, political assassination, and targeted killing of journalists for political reasons. A political agenda is a set of values, beliefs or issues that are advocated by a political or ideological organization;
c) Intentional homicides in a situation of civil unrest (Civil unrest refers to a situation of collective violent hostilities between two or more parties within a country that do not amount to an internal armed conflict); and,
d) Homicide related to other socio-political agendas (this includes, for example, homicide through mob violence and vigilantism, unlawful killings by the police, excessive use of force by law enforcement officers and extrajudicial killings).

[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.102, including note 184. Web:].
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