Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide

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Baker & Taylor
Entries address topics related to genocide, crimes against humanity and peace, and human rights violations; profile perpetrators including Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Idi Amin; and discuss institutions set up to prosecute these crimes in countries around the world.

Book News
In approximately 450 entries, this encyclopedia contains descriptions of genocide, crimes against humanity and peace, and human rights violations, and individuals who committed these crimes, such as Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot. International humanitarian law and its treaties are emphasized. Entries include institutions set up to resolve disputes, violations and crimes in countries around the world such as Rwanda, terrorism, and other topics such as children's rights, biological weapons, and Amnesty International, for example. Related primary documents, such as the Geneva Conventions, are appended. The book is intended for readers in grades nine and up. Horvitz is a freelance writer, author, and editor. Catherwood teaches at the U. of Cambridge and U. of Richmond. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This A-to-Z encyclopedia examines the entire history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. With more than 450 entries, the encyclopedia covers a wide range of relevant topics: human rights, war criminals, trials of war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes, and more. Also included is a primary resources section of documents vital to understanding this subject.
Coverage includes: Amnesty International, apartheid, Armenian genocide, Babi Yar, Klaus Barbie, biological weapons, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Cambodia, collateral damage, conflict diamonds, Darfur, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, El Salvador, ethnic cleansing, Freedom House, Geneva Conventions, ghost prisoners, gulags, Human Rights Convention, Saddam Hussein, International Committee of the Red Cross, My Lai massacre, North Korea, Pol Pot, Rwanda, Shining Path, slavery, Taliban, Desmond Tutu, and Simon Wiesenthal.

Facts on File
This A-to-Z encyclopedia examines the entire history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. With more than 450 entries, the encyclopedia covers a wide range of relevant topics: human rights, war criminals, trials of war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes, and much more. Also included is a primary resources section with documents that are vital to understanding this subject.

Coverage includes:
  • Amnesty International
  • Apartheid
  • Armenian genocide
  • Babi Yar
  • Klaus Barbie
  • Biological weapons
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Collateral damage
  • Conflict diamonds
  • Darfur
  • François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
  • El Salvador
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Freedom House
  • Geneva Conventions
  • Ghost prisoners
  • Gulags
  • Human Rights Convention
  • Saddam Hussein
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Kosovo
  • My Lai massacre
  • North Korea
  • Pol Pot
  • Rwanda
  • Shining Path
  • Slavery
  • Taliban
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Simon Wiesenthal.


Baker
& Taylor

Entries address topics related to genocide, crimes against humanity and peace, and human rights violations; profile perpetrators including Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Idi Amin; and discuss institutions set up to prosecute these crimes in countries aroundthe world.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2006
ISBN: 9780816060016
0816060010
Characteristics: ix, 582 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Catherwood, Christopher

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