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1. Law obsolete a charge or accusation of crime made by an individual before a public prosecutor or tribunal
2. a formal announcement of the termination of a treaty



(in international law) the refusal of one party to an international treaty to fulfill the terms of the treaty, which entails its termination. As a rule, the right of denunciation is provided for in the treaty itself, as are the conditions thereof.



(1) A false accusation made against someone.

(2) In Soviet law, testimony by the accused (defendant), victim, or witness that falsely accuses another person of committing a crime.

Unlike a false report, a denunciation can only be made during an interrogation at agencies of preliminary investigation or in court. A denunciation may be made against any person regardless of whether criminal proceedings have been instituted against the person. It may result from a bona fide error (a mistake in evaluating the actions of the person about whom testimony is given or an incorrect interpretation of facts), or it may be testimony known to be false. Only a denunciation known to be false, given by a witness or victim, is punishable.

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4) My analysis of these constraints is based on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, (5) on reports of the International Law Commission leading to the Convention's adoption, (6) on state practice concerning treaty denunciations and withdrawals, and on relevant international judicial rulings.
But with Bashir free to continue his denunciations of all who do not share his own violent interpretation of Islam, their deaths will not reduce the terror threat.
The last offense figures prominently in familiar denunciations of the Iraqi despot: How often is the public reminded that "Saddam gassed his own people"?
That's why crude denunciations of bare-backing strike me as dumb and unhelpful.
During the 1930s and 1940s, Rugg's histories inspired heated debates and denunciations because he stressed a social interpretation of history, arguing, for example, that the Founding Fathers were not detached from material interests, feared the economic consequences of "too much democracy," and questioned whether America was a "land of opportunity for all people.
The march, for example, featured a number of speakers promoting liberal causes such as universal health care, an end to the death penalty and denunciations of corporate greed.
What's more, few anthropologists have shared Turnbull's skill at inciting passionate scholarly denunciations.
If there's a face-off between Gore and Bush, the major environmental groups will be allotted their usual function of shilling for the Democratic National Committee, issuing searing denunciations of Bush as a potential Attila of the planet, whose Presidency would reduce America to an irradiated ruin in four years.
The killing of 11 alleged criminals by Haitian police has sparked street protests and angry denunciations from victims' relatives who say several of the dead were innocent bystanders, reports CANA-Reuters (June 1, 1999).
After countless denunciations of Kenneth Starr and congressional Republicans, we certainly know what those pundits are against.
Supporters of Pius have pointed to his general denunciations of genocide and his concern that making specific accusations against the Nazi regime would lead to retaliations against Jews and even against Catholics (as some argue happened in the Netherlands when Dutch bishops spoke out after the Nazi invasion of that country).