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Part VIII The Convention in the Twenty-First Century, 26 Taking Stock of the Genocide Convention and Looking Ahead

Antonio Cassese

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: 17 April 2024

Advisory opinions — Genocide
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘Convention’), ashas been rightly pointed out, was primarily conceived of as an agreement on judicial cooperation among states.1 It was predicated on the assumption that states as such would not engage in acts of genocide through their officials, as part of a plan or policy, although it was admitted that genocide could be committed not only by private individuals but also by single state officials, even at the highest level (Article...
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