In the Philippines, there is an organization called the Commission on Human Rights. It came into being in response to many problems during the period when President Marcos declared Martial Law. That was when people would be detained without warrants, or worse.
In the present day, the CHR is tasked with investigating if police officers followed proper procedure. However, due to many violent crimes, the CHR is often criticized for not investigating crimes. In a sense, a crime is human right violation by the criminal against the victim.
Additionally, in the Philippine constitution, this is the function of the CHR.
SECTION 18. The Commission on Human Rights shall have the following powers and functions:
(1) Investigate, on its own or on complaint by any party, all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights;
My question is this...
In international law, what differentiates a crime, from a human rights violation? When does mass murder become a crime against humanity?