The “odious scourge”: evolving interpretations of the crime of genocide.

  title={The “odious scourge”: evolving interpretations of the crime of genocide.},
  author={W. Schabas},
  journal={Genocide Studies and Prevention},
  • W. Schabas
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Genocide Studies and Prevention
The crime of genocide was defined in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in reaction to the concept of crimes against humanity developed at Nuremberg, which insisted upon a connection with aggressive war in prosecutions for atrocity crimes. The convention stated genocide could be committed in time of peace, but it also narrowed the scope of the crime itself to the intentional destruction of a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. Cultural… Expand
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