Prosecuting ethnic cleansing and mass atrocity in the former Yugoslavia and Darfur

John Hagan*

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Abstract

This paper argues that the occurrence of ethnic cleansing can be effectively documented through a mixture of social scientific criminological and legal evidence, with criminological evidence playing a leading edge role. A major challenge is to delineate the boundaries of ethnic cleansing in relation to genocide. I adopt a distinction between atrocity crime and atrocity law to create a space in which this kind of documentation and analysis can occur. I examine how this kind of documentation and analysis was undertaken during real time in the Kosovo and Darfur conflicts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-47
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention
Volume10
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Atrocity
  • Cleansing
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Darfur
  • Ethnicity
  • Genocide
  • Yugoslavia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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