Forcible Displacement Throughout the Ages: Towards an International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Forcible Displacement

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Jul 19, 2012 - Law - 197 pages
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Forcible displacement transforms cultures and can even lead to their destruction. Beginning with the origins of the human species millions of years ago and ending up in our present day era, this book analyses examples of forcible displacement in order to examine the crime in its many different forms. The legal contours of the crime receive a comprehensive treatment, including the experience of the international tribunals and decades of scholarly work in the area. The authors suggest that a paradigm shift is needed in order to bring development-induced displacement into the mainstream discourse on forcible displacement. The book concludes with a proposal for a new convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Origins of Humanity
7
Examples of Forcible Displacement
13
Law of Forcible Displacement
43
The Modern Tribunals
71
Shifting the Displacement Paradigm from Compartmentalisation Towards Inclusion
115
Broadening the Concept of Forcible Displacement to Include DevelopmentInduced Displacement ...
129
A Contemporary Domestic Case Study Forcible Displacement in Colombia
149
A Proposal for an International Convention to Prevent and Punish Forcible Displacement ...
171
Proposed International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Forcible Displacement ...
189
Index
195
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Grant Dawson, Juris Doctor (1999), Georgetown University Law Center, is a Legal Officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. A member of the bars of New York and Washington, DC, he has published several articles on international criminal law. Sonia Farber, Juris Doctor (2010), Berkeley School of Law, is an Associate practicing in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. She is a member of the bar of New York and author of "Forgotten at Guantanamo: The Boumediene Decision and Its Implications for Refugees at the Base Under the Obama Administration," published in the California Law Review (2010).

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