Critical review of genocide as the most difficult kind of crime against humanity

  • Davor Vezenkov


The criminal acts against humanity and the international law, amongst which the genocide, represent such actions that breech the international agreements and conventions, impair and endanger the peace among the nations and the safety of humanity, or which violate the regulations of the military law for the actions against the military prisoners, the sick and the civilians. The emergence of these criminal acts is interconnected with the exsistence of the international rights which regulate the relationship among the states in a military conditions i.е. the relations of the combatants related to the outbreak of the war and the warfare. Since the beginning of humanity, the wars and the war sufferings of some subjects or groups of nations and of collateral damage, go hand in hand with the total social development. Based on this, as a consequence of the cruel and inhumane behavior within the long history of warfare and armed riots among states and nations, the international military law has developed in order to humanize the inhumane means for solving the interstate and international disputes. With the occurrence of the international military law, a process has began of gradual limitation of the warring parties’ rights and control of their acts, not only towards the civilian inhabitants but regarding the sole beginning of the warfare. This brought to the degree of limitation of the absolute freedom of the states to start and proceed with the war that strictly forbids some actions with unnecessary provocations, murders and tortures. With the sole breech of the military regulations, the criminal acts have occurred.

Feb 10, 2017
How to Cite
VEZENKOV, Davor. Critical review of genocide as the most difficult kind of crime against humanity. Student's Social Science Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 15-27, feb. 2017. ISSN 2545-4021. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2018.