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Author Fournet, Caroline.

Title Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity : Misconceptions and Confusion in French Law and Practice
Published Oxford : Hart Publishing Limited, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Series Studies in international and comparative criminal law ; v. 13
Studies in international and comparative criminal law ; v. 13
Contents Cover; Prelims; Acknowledgements; Contents; Table of Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Introduction; Part 1. Crimes Against Humanity: From Nuremberg to Lyon ... And Back Again; 1. Trying Klaus Barbie: Setting a Precedent?; 2. Trying Paul Touvier and Maurice Papon: Twisting the Precedent; 3. A Problematic Legacy; Part 2. Punishing Genocide: Too Much To Ask?; 4. The Direct Applicability of the Genocide Convention under French Law; 5. The Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to the Crime of Genocide; 6. The Applicabiltiy of Retroactive Criminal Norms
7. The Contemporary Understanding of the Law of Genocide by the French Judiciary: Dualism in Disguise8. Concluding Observations; Part 3. Why Genocide?; 9. Responding to the Incorrect Ill-Qualification of Vichy France in the Touvier and Papon Cases; 10. Responding to the Equalisation of Victims in the Barbie Case; 11. Genocide: A Crime Against the Family?; 12. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book explores the ambiguities of the French law of genocide by exposing the inexplicable dichotomy between a progressive theory and a disinclined practice. Observing that the crime of genocide has remained absent from French courtrooms to the benefit of crimes against humanity, this research dissects the reasons for this absence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) and index
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Subject Crimes against humanity -- France.
Genocide -- France.
Trials (Crimes against humanity) -- France.
War crime trials -- France.
Trials (Genocide) -- France.
War crimes -- France.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299820166 (MyiLibrary)
9781299820166 (MyiLibrary)
1782250697 (electronic bk.)
9781782250692 (electronic bk.)