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

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Tamás Hoffmann

Corvinus University of Budapest; Hungarian Academy of Sciences CSS Institute for Legal Studies

Date Written: February 21, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hoffmann, Tamás, Crimes Against The People – A Sui Generis Socialist International Crime? (February 21, 2019). Journal of the History of International Law Vol. 21 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339275

Tamás Hoffmann (Contact Author)

Corvinus University of Budapest ( email )

Hungary

Hungarian Academy of Sciences CSS Institute for Legal Studies ( email )

Orszaghaz u 30.
Budapest, 1015
Hungary

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