Genocide in International Law

The Crime of Crimes
Author: William A. Schabas,William Schabas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521883970
Category: Law
Page: 741
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Previous edition, 1st, published in 2000.

Genozid im Völkerrecht

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783930908882
Category: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Page: 792
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The Genocide Convention

An International Law Analysis
Author: John Quigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317030737
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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The Genocide Convention explores the question of whether the law and genocide law in particular can prevent mass atrocities. The volume explains how genocide came to be accepted as a legal norm and analyzes the intent required for this categorization. The work also discusses individual suits against states for genocide and, finally, explores the utility of genocide as a legal concept.

The UN Genocide Convention

A Commentary
Author: Paola Gaeta
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199570213
Category: Law
Page: 580
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The Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948, is one of the most important instruments of contemporary international law. It was drafted in the aftermath of the Nuremberg trial to give flesh and blood to the well-known dictum of the International Military Tribunal, according to which 'Crimes against international law are committed by men, not by abstract entities, and only by punishing individuals who commit such crimes can the provisions of international law be enforced'. At Nuremberg, senior state officials who had committed heinous crimes on behalf or with the protection of their state were brought to trial for the first time in history and were held personally accountable regardless of whether they acted in their official capacity. The drafters of the Convention on Genocide crystallized the results of the Nuremberg trial and thus ensured its legacy. The Convention established a mechanism to hold those who committed or participated in the commission of genocide, the crime of crimes, criminally responsible. Almost fifty years before the adoption of the Rome Statute, the Convention laid the foundations for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. It also obliged its Contracting Parties to criminalize and punish genocide. This book is a much-needed Commentary on the Genocide Convention. It analyzes and interprets the Convention thematically, thoroughly covering every article, drawing on the Convention's travaux preparatoires and subsequent developments in international law. The most complex and important provisions of the Convention, including the definitions of genocide and genocidal acts, have more than one contribution dedicated to them, allowing the Commentary to explore all aspects of these concepts. The Commentary also goes beyond the explicit provisions of the Convention to discuss topics such as the retroactive application of the Convention, its status in customary international law and its future.


Author: Gerhard Werle,Florian Jessberger
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161493720
Category: Crimes against humanity
Page: 728
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Die erste Gesamtdarstellung des Völkerstrafrechts in deutscher Sprache liegt nunmehr in komplett überarbeiteter und aktualisierter Fassung vor. Ausgehend vom Römischen Statut des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes und dem aktuellen Stand des Völkergewohnheitsrechts werden die Grundlagen und der Allgemeine Teil des Völkerstrafrechts sowie die einzelnen Völkerrechtsverbrechen behandelt, nämlich Völkermord, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Kriegsverbrechen und das Verbrechen der Aggression. Rechtsprechung und Schrifttum sind auf aktuellem Stand berücksichtigt. Einbezogen sind die neuesten Entwicklungen des Völkerstrafrechts, insbesondere die erste Verfahrenspraxis des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes, die Errichtung "hybrider" Strafgerichte und die Implementierung des Völkerstrafrechts in staatlichen Strafrechtsordnungen.

Genocide and Political Groups

Author: David L. Nersessian
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199588902
Category: Law
Page: 329
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During the drafting of the Genocide Convention in 1948, a critical (and controversial) decision was made to exclude political groups, thereby limiting the Convention to national, ethnic, racial and religious collectives. Acts intended to physically or biologically destroy these four groups are condemned as 'genocide,' whereas the identical criminal conduct-directed instead at other human groups-is not. 'Genocide and Political Groups' analyzes whether,notwithstanding the decision 60 years ago, this legal dichotomy continues to make sense. The question is as relevant today as when the Genocide Convention was drafted in 1948. The intervening years provide many examples of political groups being targeted and destroyed 'as such.' Genocideand Political Groups sheds new light on this important issue and offers sound empirical and theoretical grounds to support action by the international community.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492962580
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.


der "uneindeutige" Genozid
Author: Gérard Prunier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936096668
Page: 274
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An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131688323X
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The International Criminal Court ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. The Court prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This fifth edition of the seminal text describes a Court which is no longer in its infancy; the Court is currently examining situations that involve more than twenty countries in every continent of the planet. This book considers the difficulties in the Court's troubled relationship with Africa, the vagaries of the position of the United States, and the challenges the Court may face as it confronts conflicts around the world. It also reviews the history of international criminal prosecution and the Rome Statute. Written by a leading commentator, it is an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the legal issues involved in the creation and operation of the Court.

Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199560366
Category: History
Page: 337
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Atrocities such as genocide or crimes against humanity are usually committed by a large number of perpetrators. Moreover those who masterminded the crimes may not have actively participated. This book sets out how these people can be held responsible for their crimes by international criminal tribunals.

International Criminal Law

Sources, Subjects and Contents
Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004165320
Category: Law
Page: 1
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Volume 1 deals with international crimes. It contains several significant contributions on the theoretical and doctrinal aspects of ICL which precede the five chapters addressing some of the major categories of international crimes. The first two chapters address: the sources and subjects of ICL and its substantive contents. The other five chapters address: Chapter 3: The Crime Against Peace and Aggression (The Crime Against Peace and Aggression: From its Origins to the ICC; The Crime of Aggression and the International Criminal Court); Chapter 4: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity & Genocide (Introduction to International Humanitarian Law; Penal Aspects of International Humanitarian Law; Non-International Armed Conflict and Guerilla Warfare; Mercenarism and Contracted Military Services; Customary International Law and Weapons Control; Genocide; Crimes Against Humanity; Overlaps, Gaps, and Ambiguities in Contemporary International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity); Chapter 5: Crimes Against Fundamental Human Rights (Slavery, Slave-Related Practices, and Trafficking in Persons; Apartheid; International Prohibition of Torture; The Practice of Torture in the United States: September 11, 2001 to Present); Chapter 6: Crimes of Terror-Violence (International Terrorism; Kidnapping and Hostage Taking; Terrorism Financing; Piracy; International Maritime Navigation and Installations on the High Seas; International Civil Aviation); Chapter 7: Crimes Against Social Interest (International Control of Drugs; Challenges in the Development of International Criminal Law: The Negotiations of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; Transnational Organized Crime; Corruption of Foreign Public Officials; International Criminal Protection of Cultural Property; Criminalization of Environmental Protection).


Modern Crimes Against Humanity
Author: Brendan January
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761334217
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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Looks at genocides of six different peoples--the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, the Jews of Europe, the Cambodians, the Tutsis of Rwanda, the Muslims of Bosnia, and Darfur tribes of Sudan.

War Crimes and Human Rights

Essays on the Death Penalty, Justice, and Accountability
Author: William Schabas
Publisher: Cameron May
ISBN: 1905017634
Category: Capital punishment
Page: 1158
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This is a collection of essays and articles on human rights law and international criminal law authored by William Schabas, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars and practitioners. Particular attention is given to such topics as the limitation and abolition of the death penalty, genocide and crimes against humanity, the establishment and operation of the International Criminal Court and the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, reservations to human rights treaties, and the implementation of international human rights norms in domestic law

The Genocide Convention

The Legacy of 60 Years
Author: H. G. Van Der Wilt,Harmen van der Wilt,Jeroen Vervliet
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004153284
Category: Law
Page: 290
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Genocide is acknowledged as 'the crime of crimes'. This book is the product of an encounter between scholars of historical and legal disciplines which have joined forces to address the question of whether the legal concept of genocide still corresponds with the historical and social perception of the phenomenon.

The Laws of Genocide

Prescriptions for a Just World
Author: Thomas W. Simon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979454
Category: Law
Page: 208
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Shows how reason offers the best hope for dealing with the crime of genocide.

Die Konkurrenz der Opfer

Genozid, Identität und Anerkennung
Author: Jean-Michel Chaumont
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783934920057
Category: Genocide
Page: 359
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Blood, Power, and Bedlam

Violations of International Criminal Law in Post-colonial Africa
Author: Christopher W. Mullins,Dawn Rothe
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820488417
Category: History
Page: 230
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Blood, Power, and Bedlam examines the etiology of violations of international criminal law in four post-colonial African states. With a particular focus on genocide and crimes against humanity, an integrated theory is produced and historical, politcal, economic, and structural aspects are explored. The book's main intent is an analysis of the worst crimes humans commit and how, in the cases examined, they arise out of a post-colonial environment. Attention is given to existing or potential applications of international social control.

Human Rights

Between Idealism and Realism
Author: Christian Tomuschat
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191506699
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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This third edition of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on procedures and mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights. After examining briefly the history of human rights, the author analyses the intellectual framework that forms the basis of their legitimacy. In particular, he covers the concept of universality and the widely used model that classifies human rights into clusters of different 'generations'. In this edition, the author brings together the fundamental aspects of human rights law, addressing human dignity as the ethical foundation of human rights, the principle of equality and non-discrimination as the essence of any culture of human rights, the protections against racial discrimination and discrimination against women, and assesses the individual as a subject of international law. The volume then moves on to assess the activities of the political institutions of the United Nations, the expert bodies established by the relevant treaties, and the international tribunals specifically entrusted at the regional level with protecting human rights. This edition also includes specific analysis of the actions mandated by the UN Security Council against Libya in 2011. It also includes greater coverage of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author explains how and why the classical array of politically inspired informal devices has been enriched by the addition of international criminal procedures and by endeavours to introduce civil suits against alleged individual violators of human rights. Finally, the volume is rounded off by a consideration of the importance of humanitarian law as an instrument for the protection of human life and dignity and an exploration of the future of human rights.

Mit zweierlei Maß

Der Westen und das Völkerstrafrecht
Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
ISBN: 3803141087
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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Am 1. Juli 2012 wird der Internationale Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag zehn Jahre alt. Doch die Hoffnungen auf eine universale Strafverfolgung von Menschheitsverbrechen wurden enttäuscht. Die Praxis internationaler und nationaler Gerichte muss deswegen verändert werden. Der Erfolg der Nürnberger Prozesse nährte die Erwartung, in Zukunft alle Regierungen für begangene Verbrechen vor Gericht stellen zu können. Aber der Kalte Krieg verhinderte jahrzehntelang eine Umsetzung dieses Versprechens. Wolfgang Kaleck zeichnet in diesem Buch die schier endlose Serie von ungesühnten Völkerrechtsstraftaten westlicher Machthaber von Algerien über Vietnam bis in die Türkei und Kolumbien nach. Trotz der vielversprechenden Schaffung des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs und der Tribunale für Ruanda und Jugoslawien gibt es noch viele Gründe für Kritik an den stattfindenden wie an den ausbleibenden Verfahren. Kaleck bemängelt, dass das Völkerstrafrecht überwiegend nur auf besiegte afrikanische Potentaten und Generäle angewandt wird und nicht auf die Verbrechen der Großmächte, insbesondere des Westens. Damit stellt die herrschende selektive Strafverfolgungspraxis das Prinzip universell geltender Menschenrechte generell in Frage.