The 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the
Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) has a special standing in
international law and international politics. For 60 years, the
crime of genocide has been recognised as the most horrendous crime
in international law, famously designated the 'crime of crimes'. On
the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its adoption the UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights stated that 'genocide is the ultimate
form of discrimination'. In the same context the chief prosecutor
of the International Criminal Court described the Genocide
Convention as a 'visionary and founding text for the Court'. The
Convention has as such influenced the subsequent development of
many different areas of international law. For example, the 1951
Advisory Opinion on the Genocide Convention enabled the
International Court of Justice to shape the modern regime of
reservations to treaties. More recently, the prohibition against
genocide has become a crucial pillar of the regime of international
criminal law developing since the 1990s, with genocide being one of
the core crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the UN ad hoc
tribunals, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and
the permanent International Criminal Court.In this work the 19
provisions of the Convention are analysed article-by-article, with
abundant references to state practice and case law.
|Country of origin:
• Lars Berster
• Bjorn Schiffbauer
||Electronic book text
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