18 USC 1091



Sec. 1091. Genocide


(a) Basic Offense. - Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time of war and with the specific intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such -

      (1) kills members of that group;

      (2) causes serious bodily injury to members of that group;

      (3) causes the permanent impairment of the mental faculties of members of the group through drugs, torture, or similar techniques;

      (4) subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in part;

      (5) imposes measures intended to prevent births within the group; or

      (6) transfers by force children of the group to another group;shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

(b) Punishment for Basic Offense. - The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) is -

      (1) in the case of an offense under subsection (a)(1), where death results, by death or imprisonment for life and a fine of not more than $1,000,000, or both; and

      (2) a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both, in any other case.

(c) Incitement Offense. - Whoever directly and publicly incites another to violate subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(d) Attempt and Conspiracy. - Any person who attempts or conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be punished in the same manner as a person who completes the offense.

(e) Jurisdiction. - There is jurisdiction over the offenses described in subsections (a), (c), and (d) if -

      (1) the offense is committed in whole or in part within the United States; or

      (2) regardless of where the offense is committed, the alleged offender is -

            (A) a national of the United States (as that term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1101));

            (B) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (as that term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101));

            (C) a stateless person whose habitual residence is in the United States; or

            (D) present in the United States. (f) Nonapplicability of Certain Limitations. - Notwithstanding section 3282, in the case of an offense under this section, an indictment may be found, or information instituted, at any time without limitation.

Source: Office of the Law Revision Counsel, US House of Representatives, "Search the United States Code," www.uscode.house.gov (accessed Sep. 5, 2012)