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

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: KZ7180 .A95 2012

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    "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
    Contents
    The power of a word
    The taxonomy of crimes
    The core elements of international crimes
    A hierarchy of international crimes?
    Naming the nameless crime
    Who owns "genocide"?
    Contesting "genocide" in jurisprudence
    Silence, empathy, and the potentialities of jurisprudence.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    The power of a word -- The taxonomy of crimes -- The core elements of international crimes -- A hierarchy of international crimes? -- Naming the nameless crime -- Who owns "genocide"? -- Contesting "genocide" in jurisprudence -- Silence, empathy, and the potentialities of jurisprudence.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780521824415
    0521824419 (hbk.)
    Physical Description
    xii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.

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