This book presents a review of historical and emerging legal issues that concern the interpretation of the international crime of genocide. The Polish legal expert Raphael Lemkin formulated the concept of genocide during the Nazi occupation of Europe, and it was then incorporated into the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This volume looks at the issues that are raised both by the existing international law deﬁnition of genocide and by the possible developments that continue to emerge under international criminal law. The authors consider how the concept of genocide might be used in different contexts, and see whether the deﬁnition in the 1948 convention may need some revision, also in the light of the original ideas that were expressed by Lemkin. The book focuses on speciﬁc themes that allow the reader to understand some of the problems related to the legal deﬁnition of genocide, in the context of historical and recent developments.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Odello & Łubiński: The Concept of Genocide in International Criminal Law: Developments after Lemkin
The Concept of Genocide in International Criminal Law: Developments after Lemkin (Routledge 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: