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Prof. William Schabas

Mr. William A. Schabas
Professor of International Law
National University of Ireland
Director of the Irish Centre
for Human Rights

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Genocide
Genocide and International Law
The recent decision of the International Court of Justice provides the most extensive and authoritative judicial ruling on important issues relating to the interpretation of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. It also does much to clarify the relationship between the International Court of Justice and international judicial bodies in the field of international criminal law. After lying virtually dormant for more than four decades, the definition of genocide and the other norms set out in the 1948 Convention have undergone, in recent years, a virtual explosion in terms of judicial development and analysis in the academic literature. The lecture will explore several of these important developments and assess prospects for future development of the concept of genocide in international law.

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Genocide
Genocide and International Law
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