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Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide

The United Nations and Genocide

Editors: Mayersen, Deborah (Ed.)

  • ​Provides a venue for focussed discussion on the history and the future of UN responses to genocide
  • Examines some of the challenges associated with defining genocide and political contestations surrounding labelling events as ‘genocide’
  • Explores the ongoing legacies of responses to genocide for both the UN and the nations themselves
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About this book

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, reflecting the global commitment to 'never again' in the wake of the Holocaust. Seven decades on, The United Nations and Genocide examines how the UN has met, and failed to meet, the commitment to 'prevent and punish' the crime of genocide. It explores why the UN was unable to respond effectively to the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans and Darfur, and considers new approaches recently adopted by the UN to address genocide. This volume asks the crucial question: can the UN protect peoples from genocide in the modern world?

About the authors

Deborah Mayersen is Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong, Australia. Deborah's recent publications include On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined (2014) and (co-edited with Annie Pohlman) Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention (2013).

Buy this book

Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48448-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-69481-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United Nations and Genocide
Editors
  • Deborah Mayersen
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48448-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69481-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
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