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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions$
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Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.001.0001

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“A Crime Without a Name”

“A Crime Without a Name”

Defining Genocide and Mass Atrocity

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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

James E. Waller

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the historical development of the word “genocide,” both through the story of Raphael Lemkin as well as the drafting history of the UN Genocide Convention. Central to this is an understanding of three conceptual areas that reappear as recurring threads in the development of international law against the destruction of groups—which groups would be protected, what acts would be defined as criminal, and who would have the jurisdictional responsibility to prosecute individuals accused of those criminal acts. Finally, the chapter concludes by placing genocide within the larger definitional nexus of mass atrocity crimes—including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing.

Keywords:   genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, UN Genocide Convention, Raphael Lemkin

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