chapter  24
15 Pages

Genocide and crimes against humanity

ByAdam Jones

In this chapter, students will learn about the concepts of ‘genocide’ – the destruction of human groups – and the range of atrocities classified as ‘crimes against humanity’. Key modern instances of genocide are described, along with some central debates in the field of genocide studies and proposals for intervention and prevention. The legal evolution of the related but much broader concept of crimes against humanity is also considered.