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Recent Developments in the International Law of Genocide: An Anthropological Perspective on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Paul J. Magnarella

in Annihilating Difference

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230286
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0012
Recent Developments in the International Law of Genocide: An Anthropological Perspective on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

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This chapter provides an overview of the original provisions of the 1948 U.N. Genocide Convention and recent steps toward implementation. It describes the process used by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to conduct the first trial for the crime of genocide ever held before an international court. It shows that the ICTR effectively expanded the coverage of the convention and set a precedent for studying local understandings of social difference.

Keywords: original provisions; U.N. Genocide Convention; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; trial; genocide; international court; convention; local understandings; social difference

Chapter.  6140 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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