Presented by the SCGA
John Edward speaks to Professor Christian Tams, University of Glasgow International Law Chair and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS).
In this episode, the SCGA’s John Edward speaks with Professor Christian Tams, University of Glasgow International Law Chair and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS).
Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (PDF)codified for the first time the crime of genocide. The Convention marked the international community’s commitment to ‘never again’ after the atrocities committed during the Second World War.
On its anniversary, this podcast looks at the Convention’s origins, its ground-breaking definition of the crime of genocide, and progress – and resistance – since at national and international levels. The episode also looks at implications for Scotland as sub-state nation with discrete legal system.
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