The Security Council and the Obligation to Prevent Genocide and War Crimes

Polish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 32 (2012), pp. 307-314

14 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014

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Andreas J Zimmermann

University of Potsdam

Polish Yearbook of International Law

Polish Academy of Sciences - Institute of Legal Studies

Date Written: June 28, 2013

Abstract

This article addresses the question of the obligations of both the Security Council as such, as well of its individual members (including the five permanent members), when faced with genocide or in situations where violations of the Geneva Conventions are being committed, given that the contracting parties of the Genocide Convention are under a positive obligation to prevent genocide and are under an obligation to secure respect for the provisions of the Geneva Conventions.

Keywords: Security Council, Geneva Convention, Genocide Convention, genocide, war crime

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Andreas J and Polish Yearbook of International Law, The Security Council and the Obligation to Prevent Genocide and War Crimes (June 28, 2013). Polish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 32 (2012), pp. 307-314 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407597

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