The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Genocide Convention’ or the ‘Convention’) is alive and well: to date there are 140 parties and 41 signatories.1 In the grand scheme of international law, it is a relatively recent treaty. However, with respect to modern international law it is old, almost as old as the Charter of the United Nations2 (‘Charter’). It is an instrument that was conceived in the procreative ambiance following World Wars I and II. Its conception was complete when on 11 December 1948...
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