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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Semester 2 Lecture 1 Genocide and Justice: N The genocide of the Jews during the holocaust reshaped the way states function in regards to their people and how the international system would intervene in the event of crimes against a population of crimes committed against soldiers during war N Genocide: the systematic elimination of a group based on their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nation. Political groups cannot be ^genocided_ against N For something to be classified as genocide, there has to be present the systematic intention of the killer to wipe out significant numbers of the victimized group N Crimes Against Humanity: murder, enslavement, deportation, torture, rape that can be committed pre or post war N War Crimes fit into the same categories above, however they are committed over the course of a given conflict N After the Nuremberg trials an international justice system would emerge with the basic rule that any state is accountable for its actions in regards to its citizens of its territory and those that it occupies. States are also held accountable for the treatment of other states in times of conflict. N Essentially, after this mandate, sovereignty lost much of its power; states had to respect rules towards every aspect of their composition and the composition of other
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