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Part VII The Mechanics of the Convention, 24 Operative Provisions of the Genocide Convention

Katherine Del Mar

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

UN Charter — Treaties, reservations and declarations — Advisory opinions
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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