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Part VI Enforcing the Convention Through the United Nations, 19 The Role of the United Nations in Preventing and Suppressing Genocide

Giorgio Gaja

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: 22 February 2024

Genocide — UN Charter
Articles VIII and IX of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘Convention’) consider the key issue of ensuring compliance with the obligations set forth in the Convention. When acts of genocide are committed, the most likely scenario is that the state on whose territory the acts occur neither prevents them nor represses them. It was clear to the drafters of the Convention that the political circumstances that led to the trial of certain Nazi leaders at Nuremberg were...
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