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An inconvenient genocide, Geoffrey Robertson Q.C

Label
An inconvenient genocide
Title
An inconvenient genocide
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Robertson Q.C
Title variation
Inconvenient genocide
Title variation remainder
who now remembers the Armenians?
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The most controversial issue left over from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - comes to a head on 24 April 2015, when Armenians throughout the world commemorate the centenary of the murder of 1.5 million - over half - of their people, at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish government. Turkey continues to deny it ever happened - or if it did, that the killings were justified. This has become a vital international issue. Twenty national parliaments have voted to recognise the genocide, but Britain equivocates and President Obama is torn between Congress, which wants recognition, and the US military, afraid of alienating an important NATO ally. In Australia three state governments have recognised the genocide (despite threats to ban their MPs from Gallipoli), but the Abbott government has told the Turks that Australia does not. Geoffrey Robertson QC despises this mendacity. His book proves beyond reasonable doubt that the horrific events of 1915 - witnessed by Australian POWs - constituted the crime against humanity that is known today as genocide. In this book he explains how democratic countries can combat genocide denial without denying free speech, and makes a major contribution to understanding and preventing this worst of all crimes. His renowned powers of advocacy are on full display, as he condemns all those - from Sri Lanka to the Sudan, from Old Anatolia to modern Gaza - who try to justify the mass murder of children and civilians in the name of military necessity
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Geoffrey
Dewey number
956.62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Armenian question
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Genocide
  • Armenians
  • Great Britain
  • Turkey
Label
An inconvenient genocide, Geoffrey Robertson Q.C
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Armenian question -- 2. The history -- 3. The evidence -- 4. The law -- 5. Justifying genocide -- 6. The politics of genocide recognition -- 7. Genocide equivocation : a case study -- 8. Should genocide denial be a crime? -- 9. Reparations -- 10. Conclusion -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2
Control code
000053733604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857986337
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
Label
An inconvenient genocide, Geoffrey Robertson Q.C
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Armenian question -- 2. The history -- 3. The evidence -- 4. The law -- 5. Justifying genocide -- 6. The politics of genocide recognition -- 7. Genocide equivocation : a case study -- 8. Should genocide denial be a crime? -- 9. Reparations -- 10. Conclusion -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2
Control code
000053733604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857986337
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits

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