Posts Tagged ‘Genocide convention’

By Madalina Elena Nan–October 4, 2010

“The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.” (more…)

By R.J. Rummel

SUMMARY: 1. Introduction. 2. What is genocide? 3. Jurisdiction over the crime of genocide. 4. What is the origin of the term? 5. History of the crime of genocide. 6. Genocide as a sociological concept: a) the legal definition; b) the common definition; c) the general definition. 7. Genocide in history. 8. Causes and conditions of genocide: a) institutions of government; b) context; c) motives; d) stages. 9. Bibliography. (more…)

By Guenter Lewy

The question posed in the title of this essay appears to be nonsensical, if not outright self-contradictory, but in fact it is not. (more…)

By Shelly Barclay

The definition of genocide, as described by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy in whole, or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcible transferring children of the group to another group. (more…)