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Author: Adam Jones

1 Introduction In my first essay about the Rwandan genocide, focusing on its gender component, I asserted that “The aspect of gender in the Rwandan genocide is perhaps more extraordinarily intricate and multifaceted than in any genocide in history.” 1 I pointed to several themes that I

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping
Author: Heike Becker

desert. Jan Kubas was a member of the racially-mixed Griqua people who lived at Grootfontein. His testimony and those of forty-six other witnesses of the genocide that took place during German colonial rule in Namibia were recorded and published in 1918 in an official British report, known as the ‘Blue

In: Matatu

1 Introduction Genocide is an international crime, one that is sometimes referred to as ‘the crime of crimes’ because of its grave nature and the enormity of loss it effectuates. Genocide is not just the killing of multiple individuals, but rather destroying ‘something more than or other

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping
Author: Mark Findlay

1. Introduction The interplay between state-to-state suits for genocide, and the criminal prosecution of genocide are important developments in both international criminal justice, and international humanitarian law. The fact that the International Court of Justice has ruled that genocide

In: International Criminal Law Review

Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 1 In the preliminary statement, Croatia claimed that Serbia is liable for the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Croatian citizens from these areas [Knin region, eastern and western Slavonia, and Dalmatia] – a form of genocide which resulted in large number of Croatian citizens

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Helen Fein

Accounting for genocide after 1945: Theories and some findings* HELEN FEIN Institute for the Study of Genocide, New York, U.S.A. Received 11 November 1992; accepted 9 March 1993 Key words: genocide, ethnic conflict, war, communism, theory Abstract. Genocide has been related in social theory to

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

Introduction The intriguing question of genocides that did not occur where they might have been expected is an important one; answering this question successfully can help establish the empirical validity or instead, disconfirmation, of proposed explanations for genocide’s occurrence. If only

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Hannibal Travis

1 Introduction This article focuses on two failed attempts during the Cold War to mitigate the severity of minority-led secessionist wars by punishing the crime of genocide. The failures involved the secessions of East Pakistan and Biafra. In these conflicts, the crime of genocide proved to be

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

-Cold War conflicts in Africa. This was due to the accusations against the international community for its lack of reaction and not undertaking decisive actions to prevent the massacre of the population, as well as the sheer scale of the genocide occurring in Rwanda. Over one million people were killed

In: International Community Law Review
Author: M.A. Drumbl 

1 Introduction Between April and July 1994, approximately 500,000 to 800,000 people were massacred in genocidal pogroms in Rwanda. This is a staggering amount of death in a country with a total population at the time of around 8 million. Many of the killings were unspeakably brutal. They

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping