Territorial Application of the Genocide Convention and State Succession

THE UN GENOCIDE CONVENTION: A COMMENTARY, Paola Gaeta, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009

21 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2009

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Marko Milanovic

University of Nottingham School of Law

Abstract

This chapter in the forthcoming Commentary on the 1948 Genocide Convention, published by Oxford University Press, deals with two important sets of questions. First, it discusses the territorial scope of application of the various obligations that states have assumed under the Convention, including the obligation not to commit genocide, the obligation to prevent genocide, and the obligation to punish its perpetrators. Second, it deals with issues of state succession, i.e. change or transfer of sovereignty over territory, as they relate to the Convention. These issues include succession to the Convention itself, as a distinct treaty action, and succession to the responsibility for any internationally wrongful act under the Convention committed by the predecessor state.

Keywords: genocide, Genocide Convention, territorial application, state succession

Suggested Citation

Milanovic, Marko, Territorial Application of the Genocide Convention and State Succession. THE UN GENOCIDE CONVENTION: A COMMENTARY, Paola Gaeta, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1348678

Marko Milanovic (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham School of Law ( email )

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

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