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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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FEIERSTEIN, Daniel. The Concept of Genocide and the "Partial Destruction of National Groups". Some Considerations on the Impact of Criminal Law on International Politics and Memory Processes. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2016, vol.61, n.228, pp.247-266. ISSN 0185-1918.

This article explores the different juridical interpretations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and its impact on the collective memory building of societies that have undergone the historical experience of massive State terror. It analyzes the international jurisprudence vis-à-vis national jurisprudences -particularly in the case of Argentina, but also with regards to Bangladesh, Cambodia and Colombia-. The study is focused on how the group that underwent the violence is defined -and the possibility to define it as a whole national group in the society in which terror happened-, thus allowing the understanding of its impact on the collective identities created in post-genocidal societies through these representations of the past.

Keywords : genocide; international criminal law; human rights; memory.

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