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
Date Written: June 28, 2013
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
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