Crimes against humanity is one of the core crimes in international criminal law, whose existence is treated as a natural reaction to mass atrocities. This idea of linear progress is challenged by this article, which demonstrates that in Post-Second World War Hungary an alternative approach was developed to prosecute human rights violation committed against civilian populations. Even though this concept was eventually used as a political weapon by the communist party, it had long-lasting effects on the prosecution of international crimes in Hungary.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Hoffmann: Crimes Against The People – A Sui Generis Socialist International Crime?
Tamás Hoffmann (Corvinus Univ. of Budapest) has posted Crimes Against The People – A Sui Generis Socialist International Crime? (Journal of the History of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: