Genocide: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Howard Ball
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  • ISBN-10: 159884489X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598844894
  • DDC: 364.15
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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In 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG), legally defining the crime of genocide for the first time. Amazingly, the United States did not ratify this international agreement until nearly 40 years later, when President Reagan finally signed the genocide convention bill. Attempts to enforce international law against genocide did not begin until the 1990s. GENOCIDE: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK examines the antecedents of the term genocide in the mid-19th century and explains the current challenges of preventing or even stopping genocide, including the nation-state system and principles of state sovereignty. The author documents how crimes of genocide have continued unchecked, and asserts that a collective commitment to humanitarian intervention is the only way to address this ongoing problem.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Special U.S. Issues: The United States and the Creation of an International Criminal Court.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000).
7: Omar Hassan al-Bashir (1944-).
8: Idi Amin (1923/1925-2003).
9: Ion Antonescu (1882-1946).
10: Col. Theoneste Bagosora (1941—).
11: Ismail Enver (1881-1922).
12: Gen. Romeo Lucas Garcia (1924-2006).
13: Adolf Hitler (1889-1945).
14: Saddam Hussein (1937-2006).
15: Shiro Ishii (1892-1959).
16: Radovan Karadzic (1945-).
17: Haile Mariam Mengistu (1937-).
18: Slobodan Milosevic (1941-2006).
19: Gen. Ratko Mladic (1943-).
20: Jose Efrain Rios Montt (1926-).
21: Anton Pavelic (1889-1959).
22: Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006).
23: Pol Pot (1928-1998).
24: Joseph Stalin (1879-1953).
25: Haji Suharto (1921-2008).
26: Pasha Mehmat Talat (1874-1921).
27: Father Joseph Tiso (1887-1947).
28: Mao Tse-Tung (1893-1976).
29: Gen. Jorge Raphael Videla (1925-).
30: Lothar Von Trotha (1848-1920).
31: Documents.
32: Documents.
33: Directory of Organizations.
34: NGOs Working on Genocide and Human Rights Issues.
35: Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) Working on Genocide Issues.
36: NGOs Affiliated with the UN and Its Agencies or Affiliated with Other IGOs.
37: Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), Other Than the UN and Its Agencies, with a Focus on Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations.
38: Resources.
About the Author.