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The genocide convention : an international law analysis

Author: John Quigley
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington : Ashgate, 2006.
Series: International and comparative criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Quigley
ISBN: 9780754647300 0754647307
OCLC Number: 644412521
Description: xv, 301 p.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Outlawing Genocide: A crime without a name; The contours of genocide; Genocide in crime codes. Calling to Account: Prosecuting under a quasi-genocide statute; Prosecuting without a genocide statute; Prosecuting under a true genocide statute; Prosecuting in international courts; Suing in the world court. Genocide's Legal Environment: Ex post facto genocide; Treaty violation or crime; Genocide in customary law; The UN Security Council and genocide. Genocidal Intent: The acts of genocide; Genocide by killing; Destroying a group; Instant destruction; Intent without intent; The motives for genocide; The intent of others. The Victims of Genocide: The numbers game; Identifying a group; A group in the eye of the beholder; Genocide by mistake. The Scale of Genocide: Retail genocide; Wholesale genocide; Local genocide; Targeting important persons; Targeting political opponents. Techniques of Genocide; Ethnic cleansing and genocidal intent; Ethnic cleansing in the courts; Human habitat; Aerial genocide; Nuclear genocide. Genocide by a State: Opting out; The Convention's curious omission; States as criminals; States as perpetrators of genocide; Other routes to jurisdiction; States as intermeddlers; A legal interest in genocide; Compensation for victims. Why Genocide?: The World Court's power; The need for genocide; The power of domestic courts; The deterrent value of genocide; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: International and comparative criminal justice.
Responsibility: John Quigley.

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