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Katyn: Riposte
Katyn: Riposte

Author(s): Patrycja Grzebyk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Katyn

Summary/Abstract: In my polemic to the article by Karol Karski, I sought to highlight a range of legal doubts that unavoidably arise if Katyn is qualified as genocide and which undermine the logic of insisting on this contentious qualification, particularly since the same aims can be achieved by establishing that Katyn was a case of a “mere” war crime. I stipulate that this approach amounts neither to making concessions to the perpetrator nor to negotiating with them about the qualification of the act. It merely indicates a qualification that would be bound to be acknowledged not only by Russia, but by other states as well, because it does not give rise to doubts in international law.

  • Issue Year: 20/2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 72-76
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English