The UN Genocide Convention

a commentary by Paola Gaeta

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in

  • United Nations,
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide -- (1948),
  • Genocide

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesUnited Nations Genocide Convention
    Statementedited by Paola Gaeta.
    SeriesOxford commentaries on international law, Oxford commentaries on international law
    ContributionsGaeta, Paola.
    LC ClassificationsK5302 .U55 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiv, 580 p. ;
    Number of Pages580
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24019751M
    ISBN 100199570213
    ISBN 109780199570218
    LC Control Number2010288150

    About the Book

    The UN Genocide Convention by Paola Gaeta is a comprehensive commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was adopted in 1948. This book provides a detailed analysis of the Convention, its history, interpretation, and application in international law.

    ISBN and Availability

    The ISBN10 code for this book is 0199570213. It is available in various formats including PDF, ePUB, MOBI, and TXT. Readers can download the book for free or read it online.

    Subjects Covered

    The book covers a range of subjects related to the United Nations, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and genocide itself. It delves into the legal aspects, historical context, and practical implications of the Convention.

    Overview of the Book

    In this commentary, author Paola Gaeta provides a comprehensive examination of the UN Genocide Convention. The book explores the origins of the Convention, the drafting process, and the subsequent legal and political developments surrounding its enforcement. Gaeta analyzes the text of the Convention and its interpretation by international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

    The commentary also examines specific cases and controversies related to the Convention, offering insights into the challenges of preventing and punishing the crime of genocide. Gaeta critically assesses the effectiveness of the Convention and its implementation by states, highlighting both successes and areas for improvement.

    Author Expertise

    Paola Gaeta is a highly respected international law expert with extensive experience in the field. She has published numerous articles and books on international criminal law, human rights, and transitional justice. Gaeta's expertise in the area of genocide and her deep understanding of the UN Genocide Convention make her commentary an authoritative and valuable resource for scholars, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in understanding and combating genocide.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Introduction
    2. The History and Genesis of the Genocide Convention
    3. The Drafting and Negotiation of the Genocide Convention
    4. Overview of the Genocide Convention
    5. The Crime of Genocide
    6. Definitional Issues and Interpretation of the Genocide Convention
    7. State Responsibility for Genocide
    8. Prevention and Punishment of Genocide
    9. Implementation of the Genocide Convention
    10. Controversies and Challenges

    Throughout the book, Gaeta provides a detailed analysis supported by extensive legal research, case studies, and references to secondary sources. The commentary is written in a clear and accessible style, making it an invaluable resource for both experts in the field and those new to the subject.


    The UN Genocide Convention by Paola Gaeta is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the legal framework and challenges surrounding the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. With its comprehensive analysis, insightful commentary, and authoritative expertise of the author, this book is an indispensable resource for academics, practitioners, and policymakers alike.