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    Reflecting on the Genocide Convention in its Eighth Decade

    Adanan, Amina (2021) Reflecting on the Genocide Convention in its Eighth Decade. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 19 (5). pp. 1039-1065. ISSN 1478-1387

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    9 December 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Genocide Convention by the United Nations General Assembly. Article 6 of the Convention explicitly grants adjudicatory jurisdiction to the territorial state and to an international penal tribunal. Yet, the textual content of the Article has not prevented other types of e extraterritorial jurisdiction from applying to the crime, such as universal criminal jurisdiction. This article analyses the development of universal jurisdiction over the crime of genocide, and proposes that the main advancements occurred as a result of a number of key events in the 20th century. Providing a review of state practice and opinio juris, the article analyses how universal jurisdiction applies to genocide and outlines its scope.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Genocide; penal tribunal; criminal jurisdiction;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18401
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    Depositing User: Dr Amina Adanan
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2024 09:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Criminal Justice
    Publisher: Oxford Academic
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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