By Leslie Alan Horvitz
This A-to-Z encyclopaedia examines the total background of crimes opposed to humanity, in the course of either wartime and peacetime. With greater than 450 entries, the encyclopaedia covers quite a lot of correct subject matters: human rights, conflict criminals, trials of warfare crimes, examples of genocide, overseas firms and overseas legislation relating battle crimes, and lots of extra. additionally integrated is a first-rate assets part with records which are very important to realizing this topic. The assurance contains: Amnesty foreign; Klaus Barbie; Geneva Conventions; Saddam Hussein; Kosovo; North Korea; Pol Pot; Rwanda; Shining course; Taliban; Desmond Tutu; and Simon Wiesenthal.
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And Lorna Touryan Miller. Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Peterson, Merrill D. Starving Armenians: America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915–1930 and After. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2004. 27 arms, trafficking in and control mechanisms Practically all of the bloodiest conflicts of recent years could not have taken place without a flourishing and generally uncontrolled trade in small arms. While the world’s attention is understandably riveted by the threat of nuclear, biological, or CHEMICAL WEAPONS—the WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION —it is the traffic in small arms that constitutes the gravest threat to civilian populations caught up in civil unrest and ethnic and regional wars.
S. State Department for having committed extrajudicial killings, routinely beating detainees during arrest and interrogation, and making arrests without warrants. Impunity was also a problem, the State Department said, noting that few of those who are responsible for the abuses of suspects are ever brought to justice. Political opponents are intimidated and often arbitrarily detained by police. Freedom of association is restricted; a group who tried to demonstrate against the government Armenian genocide prior to presidential elections but failed to get a license from the state have been rounded up and held for several days by the police under provisions of the Soviet-era Administrative Code.
However, a CNN report on Arkan in 1997 sparked renewed interest in bringing him to justice. Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for him—there had been seven earlier warrants— charging him with genocide. Shortly afterward the ICTY indicted him in connection with incidents that occurred in Bosnia and the Eastern Slavonia region of Croatia between 1991 and 1995. In spite of the mounting pressure for his arrest, Arkan continued to enjoy a lavish lifestyle, living openly in Yugoslavia. He had enriched himself from war profiteering and owned a casino, a transport company, and a radio station.