When the UN Refuses to Prevent Genocide : Legal, Political, and Religious Factors
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, reflecting the global commitment to 'never again' in the wake of the Holocaust. Seven decades on, The United Nations and Genocide examines how the UN has met, and failed to meet, the commitment to 'prevent and punish' the crime of genocide. It explores why the UN was unable to respond effectively to the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans and Darfur, and considers new approaches recently adopted by the UN to address genocide. This volume asks the crucial question: can the UN protect peoples from genocide in the modern world?.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York
Prevention, International cooperation, Genocide intervention, Political aspects
Human Rights Law | International Law | Law
Hannibal Travis, When the UN Refuses to Prevent Genocide : Legal, Political, and Religious Factors, in THE UNITED NATIONS AND GENOCIDE 146, 185 (Deborah Mayersen ed., 2016).