Genocide Since 1945

    Genocide Since 1945

    Philip Spencer

    Routledge 2012

    Paperback 176pp

    9780415606349   Product Code: 21524

    In 1948, three years after the Holocaust, the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention, obliging the international community to prevent or halt and punish what had been 'a crime without a name'. Since then, however, genocide has recurred repeatedly; tracing its history since 1945, this study analyses a number of cases and discusses key issues, including how genocide is defined, the different roles of perpetrators, bystanders, victims and rescuers, and the question of 'humanitarian intervention'.

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