Genocide And Its Consequences From The Perspective Of International Law (A Case Study Of The Russia-Ukraine War)

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Dr. Atefeh Amini Nia , Fatemeh Nadalizadeh , Dr. Ashrafolsadat Seyednejad Kouhestani


Genocide is an old crime and a new concept. Of course, in a way, it seems difficult to explain genocide to those who have not been affected by it. Everyone is aware of the need to deal legally with the crime of murder, and every country has a law to prohibit and punish this crime. Genocide is an international crime recognized as an international crime under the Convention against Genocide and is customarily accepted as an international rule under international law. This is a shocking international crime that is an act against human rights and violates the most basic human right, the right to life.

Of course, given that genocide is a crime aimed at destroying all or part of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, it should not only be considered a crime against the right to life, but also a crime against other human rights. The anti-human nature of genocide has made it an act against human rights, the prohibition of which is a mandatory rule from the perspective of international law to the protection of all human rights, especially the right to life, and to guarantee world peace and security. Therefore, to relate the genocide and its consequences from the perspective of international law in the Russia-Ukraine war, in this article, we first examine the generalities and concepts related to genocide and then how the Russia-Ukraine war confronts this phenomenon and what The consequences will be stated from the perspective of international law.

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