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Genocide and Political Groups

David L. Nersessian


This book provides an examination of the crime of genocide in connection with political groups. It offers an empirical study of the current status of political groups under customary international law, as well as a theoretical analysis of whether political genocide should be recognized as a separate crime by the international community. The book analyses whether a stand-alone crime of political genocide should be recognized under international law. It begins by examining the historical development of genocide and critically assessing the unique requirements of the crime. It then demonstrates t ... More

Keywords: genocide, Genocide Convention, political genocide, rights-based approach, political groups, international law, international criminal law, international crimes, crimes against humanity, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David L. Nersessian, author
Assistant Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law