Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Confronting Genocide

Editors: Provost, René, Akhavan, Payam (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of genocide prevention
  • Anchored in the study of past and current genocide
  • Features an interdisciplinary approach to identify concrete solutions
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“Never again” stands as one the central pledges of the international community following the end of the Second World War, upon full realization of the massive scale of the Nazi extermination programme. Genocide stands as an intolerable assault on a sense of common humanity embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other fundamental international instruments, including the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter. And yet, since the Second World War, the international community has proven incapable of effectively preventing the occurrence of more genocides in places like Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sudan. Is genocide actually preventable, or is “ever again” a more accurate catchphrase to capture the reality of this phenomenon? The essays in this volume explore the complex nature of genocide and the relative promise of various avenues identified by the international community to attempt to put a definitive end to its occurrence. Essays focus on a conceptualization of genocide as a social and political phenomenon, on the identification of key actors (Governments, international institutions, the media, civil society, individuals), and on an exploration of the relative promise of different means to prevent genocide (criminal accountability, civil disobedience, shaming, intervention). The essays grew out of the first Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in Montréal, Canada.

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“The essays reflect a range of disciplinary perspectives and approaches, including history, sociology, psychology, journalism, international relations, and law, unified around a theme of genocide prevention … . Contributions vary from the theoretical, to the descriptive, to the practical based on personal experiences. The book is thus likely to appeal to a wide audience interested in engaging with both theoretical and practical perspectives on the dynamics of genocide and what we might focus upon in order to prevent its recurrence.” (Joanna Kyriakakis, Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 10, 2016)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Moving From Repression to Prevention of Genocide

    Akhavan, Payam (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • From Irish Famine to Congo Reform: Nineteenth-Century Roots of International Human Rights Law and Activism

    Kiernan, Ben

    Pages 13-43

  • Darfur: Genocidal Theory and Practical Atrocities

    Prunier, Gérard

    Pages 45-56

  • Sovereignty as Responsibility for the Prevention of Genocide

    Deng, Francis M.

    Pages 57-79

  • Citizenship, National Identity, and Genocide

    Greenberg, Douglas

    Pages 81-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Confronting Genocide
Editors
  • René Provost
  • Payam Akhavan
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9840-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9840-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9839-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3986-4
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 374
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