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The Genocide Convention : an international law analysis

Author: John B Quigley
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2006.
Series: International and comparative criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quigley, John B.
Genocide Convention.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2006
(DLC) 2006000103
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John B Quigley
ISBN: 9780754680291 0754680290
OCLC Number: 290512288
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 301 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A crime without a name --
The contours of genocide --
Genocide in crime codes --
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 --
Ex post facto genocide --
Treaty violation or crime --
Genocide in customary law --
The UN Security Council and genocide --
The acts of genocide --
Genocide by killing --
Destroying a group --
Instant destruction --
Intent without intent --
The motives for genocide --
The intent of others --
The numbers game --
Identifying a group --
A group in the eye of the beholder --
Genocide by mistake --
Retail genocide --
Wholesale genocide --
Local genocide --
Targeting important persons --
Targeting political opponents --
Ethnic cleansing and genocidal intent --
Ethnic cleansing in the courts --
Human habitat --
Aerial genocide --
Nuclear genocide --
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 --
The World Court's power --
The need for genocide --
The power of domestic courts --
The deterrent value of genocide.
Series Title: International and comparative criminal justice.
Responsibility: John Quigley.


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