Rafał Lemkin: A Hero of Humankind - Preface Cover Image

Rafał Lemkin: A Hero of Humankind - Preface
Rafał Lemkin: A Hero of Humankind - Preface

Author(s): Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala, Sławomir Dębski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Lemkin; genocide; convention; humanity; crime;

Summary/Abstract: It is difficult to overestimate Rafał Lemkin’s contribution to the intellectual and moral progress of mankind. Many before and after him attempted to come to grips with crimes on a scale defying human comprehension, with fully premeditated mass slaughter aimed at a physical extermination of a large group of people singled out on the basis of ethnic, class or religious criteria.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-16
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English