Genocide Convention Cases

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on genocide convention cases explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources Further Reading The entry "genocide convention cases" in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of […]

Customary International Humanitarian Law

Customary International Humanitarian Law Sources of international humanitarian law The sources are: International Humanitarian Law treaties. International Humanitarian Law is … Read more

Reservations to the Genocide Convention Case

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on reservations to the genocide convention case explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources Further Reading The entry "reservations to the genocide convention case" in the Parry and […]

Cultural Genocide

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on cultural genocide explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources Further Reading The entry "cultural genocide" in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law […]

Genocide

Genocide as an U.S. State Statute Topic This term is one of the topics in some U.S. State Statutes. Other topics of the World Encyclopedia of Law which are topics of some State Statures are: Licensed Public Accountants (State statute topic) Guardians Ad Litem (State statute topic) […]

Prevention of Genocide

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Yugoslavia) Embracing mainstream international law, this section on application of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide (Croatia v. Yugoslavia) explores the […]

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity Details of the Encyclopedia Editor: Dinah L. Shelton, editor in chief. Published: Detroit … Read more

Convention on the Prevention And Punishment Of the Crime Of Genocide

Human Rights Conventions: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of GenocideFurther ReadingA concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United […]

War Crimes Trials

Introduction to War Crimes Trials

War Crimes Trials, trials of persons charged with criminal violation of the laws and customs of war and related principles of international law.

The first war crimes trials in modern times were held after World War II (1939-1945) by the victorious All…

War Crimes Trials Effects

Introduction to War Crimes Trials Effects

The Nürnberg and other war crimes trials were a notable step in the evolution of international penal law. The standing of the trials suffered sharply, however, because the proceedings were carried out under auspices of victorious powers and the …

World War II Trials

War Crimes Trials Other World War II Trials

Introduction to World War II Trials

Another war crimes trial was held under international authority in Tokyo. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East was constituted under the authority of a charter promulgated on January 19, 1…

Sierra Leone Tribunal

War Crimes Trials Sierra Leone Tribunal

Introduction to Sierra Leone Tribunal

In 2002 the UN and the Sierra Leone government jointly established a war crimes tribunal, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, to try individuals who had committed atrocities during Sierra Leone's civil …

Nürnberg First Trial

War Crimes Trials Nürnberg Trials Conclusions of the First Trial

Introduction to Nürnberg First Trial

The judgment of the International Military Tribunal was handed down on September 30-October 1, 1946. Among notable features of the decision was the conclusion, in accordanc…

Nürnberg Trials

War Crimes Trials Nürnberg Trials

Introduction to Nürnberg Trials

The most important war crimes trials following World War II were held in Nürnberg, Germany, under the authority of two legal instruments. One, the so-called London Agreement, was signed by representative…

Genocide Definition

Introduction to Genocide Definition

Genocide, crime of destroying or conspiring to destroy a group of people because of their ethnic, national, racial, or religious identity. Raphael Lemkin, a Polish legal scholar, coined the term in 1944 to describe Nazi Germany's annihilation of groups…

Genocide History

Introduction to Genocide History

Genocide has occurred since ancient times. When a group or a nation conquered another group, it was common practice to kill all the men-civilians and soldiers alike-of the conquered group. Well-known examples of such genocides include the widespread killings …

Genocide Types

Genocide: Types of Genocide

Introduction to Genocide Types

Although every mass killing involves unique circumstances, certain underlying conditions are common to most genocides. The offending nation, or perpetrator, is usually a nondemocratic country that views the targeted group as …