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The Concept of Cultural Genocide: An International Law Perspective

Elisa Novic


Cultural genocide remains a recurrent topic, appearing not only in the form of wide-ranging claims about the commission of cultural genocide in diverse contexts but also in the legal sphere, with recent discussions before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and in the drafting of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These discussions have however displayed the lack of a uniform understanding of the concept of cultural genocide and, consequently, of the role that international law is expected to fulfil in this regard. This book therefore intends to p ... More

Keywords: cultural genocide, cultural heritage, cultural rights, genocide, genocide prevention, international criminal law, persecution, reparation, state responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisa Novic, author
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law in Heidelberg, Germany