Crimes Against The People – A Sui Generis Socialist International Crime?
Journal of the History of International Law Vol. 21 (2019)
36 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2019
Date Written: February 21, 2019
Crimes against humanity is one of the core crimes in international criminal law, whose existence is treated as a natural reaction to mass atrocities. This idea of linear progress is challenged by this article, which demonstrates that in Post-Second World War Hungary an alternative approach was developed to prosecute human rights violation committed against civilian populations. Even though this concept was eventually used as a political weapon by the communist party, it had long-lasting effects on the prosecution of international crimes in Hungary.
Keywords: international criminal law, crimes against humanity, international crimes, Hungary, socialist criminal law
JEL Classification: K14, K33
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