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Operationalising obligations to prevent mass atrocities: Proposing atrocity impact assessments as due diligence best practice

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Although there is wide agreement that there are jus cogens prohibitions against the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, there is significantly less clarity regarding obligations to prevent such atrocities. This paper explores the existing prevention framework and is intended to speak to those States that seek to take preventive steps, understand their legal obligations and, most importantly, to operationalize those obligations by taking concrete action. It outlines...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jhuman/huac041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Human Rights Practice More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
769-793
Publication date:
2022-07-20
Acceptance date:
2022-05-23
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EISSN:
1757-9627
ISSN:
1757-9619
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1261916
Local pid:
pubs:1261916
Deposit date:
2022-06-02

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