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Part I Introduction, 3 The Implementation of the Genocide Convention at the National Level

Ben Saul

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: 04 March 2024

Elements of crimes — Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Extradition and mutual assistance
In one sense, Article V of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘Convention’) is an unremarkable (or even superfluous)1 machinery provision which simply requires the incorporation of the Convention’s obligations into domestic law: The Contracting Parties undertake to enact, in accordance with their respective Constitutions, the necessary legislation to give effect to the provisions of the present Convention, and, in particular, to provide effective penalties for persons guilty of...
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