David Scheffer’s article is extremely rich and provides cause for thought concerning the concepts of genocide and atrocity crimes. His two proposals—liberating the use of the term ‘‘genocide’’ from manipulation by governments and international organizations and, more generally, substituting the new concepts of ‘‘atrocity crimes’’ and ‘‘atrocity law’’ for the actual legal, political, and public terminology used regarding the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes—call for some observations.
"A Commentary on David Scheffer's Concepts of Genocide and Atrocity Crimes,"
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