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Rafał Lemkin: a Hero of Humankind

Rafał Lemkin: a Hero of Humankind

  • Rafał Lemkin
  • Rafał Lemkin: a Hero of Humankind
  • Publication date: 2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Hard cover
  • Format: 16 x 24 cm
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Publikacja powstała po konferencji [LINK]->„In Memory of Rafał Lemkin, on the 60. Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” zorganizowanej przez PISM we wrześniu 2008 r. w 60. rocznicę przyjęcia przez ONZ Konwencji w Sprawie Zapobiegania i Karania Zbrodni Ludobójstwa, której inicjatorem i współautorem był Rafał Lemkin.

Spis treści:

  • Preface

by Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala and Sławomir Dębski 


I. Keynote Speech at the Lemkin Conference (Warsaw, 18-19 September 2008)


  • The Lemkin Concept of Genocide:  A New Definition for an Old Crime

by Adam Daniel Rotfeld  


II. Rafał  Lemkin's Life and Heritage


  • Raphael Lemkin's Life Journey: From Creative Legal Scholar and Well-to-do Lawyer in Warsaw until 1939 to Pinnacle of International Achievements during the 1940s in the States, Ending Penniless Crusader in New York in the 1950s

by Ryszard Szawłowski     

  • Rafał Lemkin's Formative Years and the Beginning of International Career in Inter-war Poland (1918-1939)

by Marek Kornat        

  • Lemkin's Passion: Origin and Fulfillment

by William Korey        


III. Rafał Lemkin's Ideas of Humanization  of International Relations


  • Raphael Lemkin and Raul Hilberg:  About a Concept

by Jean-Louis Panné  

  • Raphael Lemkin and the Question of Genocide under Communist Regimes

by Stéphane Courtois                  

  • The Human, the Humane, and the Humanitarian:  Their Implications and Consequences in Raphael Lemkin's Work on Genocide

by Steven Leonard Jacobs       


IV. Genocide in the Historical Perspective


  • Raphael Lemkin and the Debates about the Genocide Convention in Early Post-war Germany

by Claudia Kraft       

  • The Soviet Union and the Genocide Convention: An Exercise in Cold War Politics

by Anton Weiss-Wendt   

  • The United States' Recalcitrance to Ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment  of the Crime of Genocide

by Samuel Totten   

  • Holodomor: The Ukrainian Genocide

by Roman Serbyn    


V. Heritage of Rafał Lemkin's Concept of Genocide in International Law and Contemporary Conflicts


  • Raphael Lemkin, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

by William A. Schabas  

  • The Security Council and the Obligation to Prevent  and Punish Genocide

by Daphna Shraga 

  • The Responsibility to Protect:  Political Strength versus Legal Fragility

by Zdzisław Kędzia  

  • Protect, but from What?  Genocide as a Concept of Moral and Legal Universalism

by Blaise Misztal      


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