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The Security Council and the Obligation to Prevent and Punish Genocide
The Security Council and the Obligation to Prevent and Punish Genocide

Author(s): Daphna Shraga
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Lemkin; genocide; crime; humanity; security council; UN

Summary/Abstract: That the Security Council failed to prevent the genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica, and the first presumed genocide of the 21st century in Darfur, is a fact of history. That it was also legally, and not only morally or politically, bound to do so, is a matter of debate. At the center of the debate is the relationship between the responsibilities of the Security Council in the field of international peace and security, the protection of civilians whose massive human rights violations had been determined by it to constitute a threat to international peace and security, and its monopoly—with one exception—over the legitimate use of force.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 257-269
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English