Bojan Pepić: Political Groups and the Genocide Convention
Why Political Groups Aren’t Protected Under the Genocide Convention – The Soviet Influence
TheConvention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide(Genocide Convention) wasadopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948. It signified the international community’s commitment to never let the atrocities committed during the Second World War happen again.
According to the Genocide Convention, genocide is a crime that can take place both in time of war as well as in time of peace.
The definition of genocide is set out in the article 2 of the Genocide Convention, which states that genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of…
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