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Reducing genocide to law : definition, meaning, and the ultimate crime / Payam Akhavan

Publication | Library Call Number: KZ7180 .A95 2012
Book cover

"Could the prevailing view that genocide is the ultimate crime be wrong? Is it possible that it is actually on an equal footing with war crimes and crimes against humanity? Is the power of the word genocide derived from something other than jurisprudence? And why should a hierarchical abstraction assume such importance in conferring meaning on suffering and injustice? Could reducing a reality that is beyond reason and words into a fixed category undermine the very progress and justice that such labelling purports to achieve? For some, these questions may border on the international law equivalent of blasphemy. This original and daring book, written by a renowned scholar and practitioner who was the first Legal Advisor to the UN Prosecutor at The Hague, is a probing reflection on empathy and our faith in global justice."--Pub. desc.

Series
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Akhavan, Payam.
Published
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Includes bibliographical references and index
Language
English
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