Macleod, Christopher (2012) An Alternative Approach to the Harm of Genocide. Politics, 32 (3). pp. 197-206. ISSN 0263-3957Full text not available from this repository.
It is a widely shared belief that genocide – the ‘crime of crimes’– is more morally significant than ‘mere’ large-scale mass murder. Various attempts have been made to capture that separate evil of genocide: some have attempted to locate it in damage done to individuals, while others have focused upon the harm done to collectives. In this article, I offer a third, neglected, option. Genocide damages humankind: it is here that the difference is to be found. I show that this understanding has a venerable legal history, and argue that it has the significant benefits of legitimising intervention and justifying universal jurisdiction.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Politics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||genocide ; international ethics ; international legal theory|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2012 13:27|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2012 13:27|
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