The Crime of Destruction and the Law of Genocide: Their Impact on Collective Memory

1st Edition

Caroline Fournet

Routledge
Published October 9, 2017
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138254152 - CAT# Y313348
Series: International and Comparative Criminal Justice

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This highly original work provides a thought-provoking and valuable resource for researchers and academics with an interest in genocide, criminology, international organizations, and law and society. In her book, Caroline Fournet examines the law relating to genocide and explores the apparent failure of society to provide an adequate response to incidences of mass atrocity. The work casts a legal perspective on this social phenomenon to show that genocide fails to be appropriately remembered due to inherent defects in the law of genocide itself. The book thus connects the social response to the legal theory and practice, and trials in particular. Fournet's study illustrates the shortcomings of the Genocide Convention as a means of preventing and punishing genocide as well as its consequent failure to ensure the memory of this heinous crime.

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