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

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

by William A. Schabas
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521719001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
760
Sales rank:
1,397,813
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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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