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Part IV The Repression of the Crime of Genocide, 12 International Criminal Jurisdiction over Genocide

Salvatore Zappalà

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: 20 April 2024

International peace and security
Article VI of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (‘Genocide Convention’)1 clearly sets out the principle whereby crimes of genocide must be prosecuted either by the competent authorities of the state in the territory of which the crimes have been committed (the ‘territorial state’) or by an international penal tribunal to be set up by states, which would then have to accept its jurisdiction. This chapter essentially focuses on the second limb of the provision which, however, should not be read in isolation and can be properly construed...
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