New EHRI Blog: The 1948 Genocide-Convention: Raphael Lemkins struggle for the ‘law of the world’

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Monday, 11 December, 2017

The newest EHRI Document Blog post commemorates the 69th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on 9 December 1948. During her EHRI fellowship at The Wiener Library, Paulina Gulińska-Jurgiel examined the collection of the Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin who was known for coining the term ‘genocide’ and played an important role in the development of the resolution. In her blog post, Paulina discusses Lemkin’s history and legacy, pulling together several important historical resources she gathered in the course of her research.

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