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Part III Individual Criminal Responsibility for Genocide, 10 Incitement and Conspiracy to Commit Genocide

Jens David Ohlin

From: The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Paola Gaeta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 March 2024

Subject(s):
Incitement — Conspiracy — Genocide — War crimes
Incitement and conspiracy to commit genocide are both inchoate offences whose criminalization at the international level has historically been justified by the especially reprehensible nature of genocide as a unique crime of historical proportions.1 This unique nature of genocidal crimes has been evoked to justify expansive liability for genocide, even among criminal lawyers who would normally eschew general conspiracy or incitement liability in their domestic penal systems. Although there are great jurisprudential and theoretical questions raised by the...
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