Perpetrators and co-perpetrators of genocide

Alexander Zahar

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This chapter critically examines the international case law that has as its historical foundation Article 3(a) of the Genocide Convention, namely principal criminal responsibility for the commission of genocide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe UN Genocide Convention
Subtitle of host publicationa commentary
EditorsPaola Gaeta
Place of PublicationOxford ; New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780199570218
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • genocide
  • commission of genocide
  • international criminal law
  • international criminal justice
  • ICTY
  • ICTR

Cite this

Zahar, A. (2009). Perpetrators and co-perpetrators of genocide. In P. Gaeta (Ed.), The UN Genocide Convention: a commentary (pp. 139-161). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.