“Actions That Shock the Conscience of Mankind”: Limitations of the Genocide Paradigm with Dirk Moses
- “Actions That Shock the Conscience of Mankind”: Limitations of the Genocide Paradigm with Dirk Moses
For the first time in history, the Genocide Convention of 1948 created a hierarchy of atrocities and criminal transgressions; how well does that paradigm serve the cause of reducing such actions?
Dirk Moses, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses how the genocide paradigm has narrowed the scope of transgressive acts, limiting the ability of international law to address other kinds of wrongs such as indiscriminate aerial bombing. In conversation with Prof. John Torpey, Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.
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Submitted on: MAR 1, 2021
Category: International Horizons | Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies