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II.E.3 CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE (9 December 1948)
(1,143 words)

Concluded at New York, 9 December 1948

Entered into force, 12 January 1951

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THE CONTRACTING PARTIES,

HAVING CONSIDERED the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world;

RECOGNIZING that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity; and

BEING CONVINCED that, in ord…

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“II.E.3 CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE (9 December 1948)”, in: International Law & World Order: Weston's & Carlson's Basic Documents, Weston & Carlson. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-4394_ilwo_COM_031708>
First published online: 2015
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