Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes / Edition 2

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Overview

The provisions of the 1948 Genocide Convention are now being interpreted in important judgments by the International Court of justice, the ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and increasingly in domestic courts. In this definitive work William A. Schabas gives detailed attention to the concept of protected groups, the quantitative dimension of genocide, problems of criminal prosecution, and issues of international judicial cooperations such as extradition. He explores the duty to prevent genocide, and the consequences this may have on the emerging law of humanitarian intervention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521719001
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Schabas OC MRIA is Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The author of many books and journal articles on the subject of international rights law, Professor Schabas has served as an international member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2002 to 2004). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Assistance in the Field of Human Rights, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations

Introduction 1

1 Origins of the legal prohibition of genocide 17

2 Drafting of the Convention and subsequent normative developments 59

3 Groups protected by the Convention 117

4 The physical element or actus reus of genocide 172

5 The mental clement or mens rea of genocide 241

6 'Other acts' of genocide 307

7 Defences to genocide 367

8 Prosecution of genocide by international and domestic tribunals 400

9 State responsibility and the role of the International Court of Justice 491

10 Prevention of genocide 520

11 Treaty law questions and the Convention 593

Conclusions 641

Appendix The three principal drafts of the Convention 655

Bibliography 672

Index 711

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