A Collective Theory of Genocidal Intent by Sangkul Kim

By Sangkul Kim

Tackling some of the most complicated and arguable matters within the box of foreign legal legislation — i.e., the genocidal rationale aspect, this monograph seeks to strengthen an account of genocidal cause from a collectivist viewpoint. Drawing upon the two-layered constitution of the crime of genocide composed of the ‘conduct point’ and ‘context level’, it detects the genocidal rationale aspect on the ‘context level’. The genocidal rationale present in this way belongs to a collective, which considerably departs from the earlier individualistic understandings of the suggestion of genocidal reason. the writer argues that the crime of genocide isn't a ‘crime of mens rea’. Collective genocidal reason on the ‘context point’ operates in a fashion that renders the crime of genocide itself a felony firm. the assumption of genocide as a felony company additionally means that genocide is a management crime in admire of which basically the high-level actors might be categorised as principals (as against accessories).
The publication criticizes the dominant individualistic techniques to genocidal cause (in specific: the knowledge-based technique) that have so far ruled the suitable jurisprudential and educational research. It extra demonstrates that the hidden suggestion of ‘collective genocide’ silently governs the suitable foreign jurisprudence. Practitioners and lecturers within the box of foreign felony legislations and comparable disciplines will locate during this e-book a brand new method of the crime of genocide. The textual content is the first-ever book-length exposition of a collective account of genocidal motive. Its accessibility is very stronger by means of correct footnotes.Sangkul Kim is Lecturer at Korea college in Seoul and examine Fellow with the Centre for foreign legislations study and coverage (CILRAP).He served as affiliate felony Adviser on the workplace of the Prosecutor of the overseas legal court docket (2004-2008). He earned legislations levels from Korea collage and Georgetown college legislations Center.

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Blagojević and Jokić, Trial Judgment, 17 January 2005, para 656. 82 My discussion on the question of valid object of knowledge will continue: see Chap. 2, footnotes 126 through 140 infra and accompanying text. 83 Prosecutor v. Stakić, Decision on Rule 98 bis Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, 31 October 2002, para 50. See also Prosecutor v. Krstić, Trial Judgment, 2 August 2001, para 642; Prosecutor v. Blagojević and Jokić, Trial Judgment, 17 January 2005, para 776. 84 Ambos 85 For 2009, p. 847.

77 In the present case, General Krstić participated in a joint criminal enterprise to kill the military-aged Bosnian Muslim men of Srebrenica with the awareness that such killings would lead to the annihilation of the entire Bosnian Muslim community at Srebrenica. 79 Put otherwise, national criminal law theories on the mens rea of ‘indirect intent/knowingly’. 80 In the same vein, 76 In this respect, consider Bruno Latour’s observation: “Actors [are] simultaneously held by the context and holding it in place, while the context [is] at once what makes actors behave and what is being made in turn”.

69 Tams et al. 2014, p. 147. 4 Rethinking the Knowledge-Based Approach (I): Some Observations 31 accordance with the detailed terms of the contract, and, after all, one third of the members of the group were killed by his subordinates. While the relevant facts satisfy all the material elements of genocide, the commander himself did not desire the destruction of the group at all. Rather, he was very concerned about the destructive consequence of the deadly operations meticulously planned and performed by his militia unit.

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