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Raphaël Lemkin and the concept of genocide / Douglas Irvin-Erickson.

Publication | Library Call Number: KZ7180 .I78 2017

Raphaël Lemkin (1900-1959) coined the word "genocide" in the winter of 1942 and led a movement in the United Nations to outlaw the crime, setting his sights on reimagining human rights institutions and humanitarian law after World War II. After the UN adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948, Lemkin slipped into obscurity, and within a few short years many of the same governments that had agreed to outlaw genocide and draft a Universal Declaration of Human Rights tried to undermine these principles.

Book cover
Series
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Format
Online resource
Author/Creator
Irvin-Erickson, Douglas, 1982- author.
Published
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Language
English
 
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