Genocide Convention Research Paper

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Is the Genocide Convention an adequate tool to prevent future genocides? Genocide and its prevention is a critical and controversial topic from a long time. Though the word ‘genocide’ has not been used from a long time but the act of genocide is a very old phenomenon. Among the important issues genocide is one of the serious topic for international to prevent it. So, genocide convention is one of the possible and adequate tools which is created by the international to prevent the future genocides as in genocide convention of 1048 makes it a crime to commit genocide which contain certain acts(Ferencz). In this paper I will argue that the genocide convention can be adequate tool to prevent the genocide, as by convention having people will not …show more content…
The existence of such convention will make the people to think twice before committing genocide or any crime if not, they have face the consequences, prosecutions or maybe punishment if the court decide to do so as convention was meant to punish perpetrators who commit genocide(Stanton). It means that lack of having such convention can increase the possibility of genocide by any country, especially superpower countries who have nuclear power as well. Even though, if the genocide conventions could not prevent the future genocide but it can decrease the possibility of that. Even if it only decreases the possibility by 50 percent and even less than that still it is meaningful to have it. At least it can minimize or at least decrease the possible crimes and their consequences as countries will be tried because of their …show more content…
What makes the genocide convention controversial is the limited definition as it has been mention that ‘intent’ is the basic thing in committing genocide. Some of the scholars and politician question the genocide convention that how one can prove the specific intent of committed crime(Goldsmith). there are many justifications for committing a crime which is less likely to recognize whether the crime is done intentionally or not. It means that the court will not be able to decide about the punishment of criminals and perpetrators. In addition, the intent can have different interpretations and the type of intent has not been mention, so absence of unclarity has created many other debate and argument that effect the importance of the convention on genocide(Goldsmith). People who are involved in international law come from different countries which have different law systems and this creates problem for international court to decide about the

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