The Genocide Convention: An International Law Analysis

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Law - 301 pages
This legal text considers a range of topics concerning genocide: the outlawing of it, prosecutions under statutes, its legal environment, intention in genocide, victims, the scale of genocide, techniques, state genocide and the need for genocide as a legal term.

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Contents

A Crime Without a Name
3
Case of Sokolovic Oberlandesgericht Dusseldorf 29 November 1999 2 StE 697
8
The Contours of Genocide
9
Genocide in Crime Codes
15
United Kingdom European Court of Human Rights Judgment of
18
CALLING TO ACCOUNT
21
Prosecuting Under a Quasigenocide Statute
23
Prosecuting Without a Genocide Statute
27
Retail Genocide
164
Wholesale Genocide
171
Local Genocide
175
Targeting Important Persons
181
Targeting Political Opponents
186
TECHNIQUES OF GENOCIDE
189
Ethnic Cleansing and Genocidal Intent
191
AttorneyGeneral of the Government of Israel v Eichmann Supreme Court of Israel
192

Courts of Rwanda
35
Prosecuting Under a True Genocide Statute
38
Public Ministry v Twahirwa Case No RP 0042EXR198KGO Tribunal of First
43
Prosecuting in International Courts
50
Amparo en revisiˇn 1402002 Ricardo Miguel Cavallo Mexico Supreme Court
52
Suing in the World Court
56
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime
59
GENOCIDES LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
61
Ex Post Facto Genocide
63
LaGrand Case Germany v USA Judgment 2001 ICJ Rep p 466 270
66
Treaty Violation or Crime
73
Case of Marckx European Court of Human Rights Judgment of 13 June 1979
78
Genocide in Customary Law
80
The UN Security Council and Genocide
85
GENOCIDAL INTENT
88
The Acts of Genocide
90
Genocide by Killing
94
Destroying a Group
101
Instant Destruction
106
AttorneyGeneral of the Government of Israel v Eichmann District Court
107
Intent Without Intent
111
The Motives for Genocide
120
The Intent of Others
130
Meakic Case No IT954 55
131
THE VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE
137
The Numbers Game
139
Identifying a Group
146
A Group in the Eye of the Beholder
153
Genocide by Mistake
157
THE SCALE OF GENOCIDE
162
Ethnic Cleansing in the Courts
196
Pandurevic Case No IT0586 54
197
Human Habitat
202
Aerial Genocide
205
Legality of Use of Force Yugoslavia v Belgium Order 1999 ICJ Rep p 124
209
Nuclear Genocide
211
GENOCIDE BY A STATE
215
Opting Out
217
Legality of Use of Force Yugoslavia v Spain Order 1999 ICJ Rep p 761
220
The Conventions Curious Omission
222
States as Criminals
227
States as Perpetrators of Genocide
234
Other Routes to Jurisdiction
240
Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo v
243
States as Intermeddlers
246
Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime
249
A Legal Interest in Genocide
253
Compensation for Victims
260
WHY GENOCIDE?
265
The World Courts Power
267
The Need for Genocide
271
The Power of Domestic Courts
275
Auto de la Sala de lo Penal de la Audiencia Nacional confirmando la jurisdicciˇn
276
Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 Democratic Republic of the Congo v Belgium
277
The Deterrent Value of Genocide
281
Appendix
285
Bibliography
291
Index
299
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Professor Quigley is Presidents' Club Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, USA. He is active in international human rights work and his numerous publications include books and articles on human rights, the UN, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Professor Quigley served as an expert witness on the law of genocide in the first criminal prosecution charging genocide as defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

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