Genocide is both the gravest of crimes under international law and the ultimate violation of human rights. Recent years have seen major legal and political developments concerning genocide and other mass violations of rights. This collection brings together, for the first time, leading essays covering definitions, legislation, the sociology of genocide, prevention, humanitarian intervention, accountability, punishment and reconciliation.
Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I Definitions and Legislation: Genocide as a crime under international law, Raphael Lemkin; The convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide: 50 years later, Matthew Lippman ; The genocide definition in the jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals, Guglielmo Verdirame; Rape, genocide and women's human rights, Catherine A. MacKinnon; The crime of political genocide: repairing the genocide convention's blind spot, Beth van Schaack. Part II Understanding Genocide and Mass Violations of Rights: A formula for genocide: comparison of the Turkish Genocide (1915) and the German Holocaust (1939-45), Helen Fein; Patterns of frontier genocide 1808-1910: The aboriginal Tasmanians, the Yuki of California and the Herero of Namibia, Benjamin Madley; Hate speech in Rwanda: the road to genocide, William A. Schabas; The psychology of bystanders, perpetrators, and heroic helpers, Ervin Staub; Were the perpetrators of genocide 'ordinary men' or 'real nazis'? results from 1500 biographies, Michael Mann. Part III Preventing Genocide: No lessons learned from the Holocaust? Assessing risks of genocide and political mass murder since 1955, Barbara Harff; Justice and realpolitik: international law and the prevention of genocide Louis Ren eres; Genocide and humanitarian intervention, Jack Donnelly; Anticipatory humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, Jonathan I. Charney; Legal responses to genocide and other massive violations of human rights, W. Michael Reisman. Part IV Punishment and Reconciliation: Accountability for past abuses, Juan E. M ez; State crimes of previous regimes: knowledge, accountability, and policing of the past, Stanley Cohen; Atrocities, deterrence and the limits of international justice, David Wippman; A classification of denials of the Holocaust and other genocides, Israel W. Charney; Reconciliation after ethnic cleansing: listening, retribution, affiliation, John Borneman; Name Index.