Getting away with mass murder

Bellamy, Alex J. (2012) Getting away with mass murder. Journal of Genocide Research, 14 1: 29-53. doi:10.1080/14623528.2012.649894

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Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title Getting away with mass murder
Journal name Journal of Genocide Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-3528
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14623528.2012.649894
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 53
Total pages 25
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Despite the enormous attention paid to preventing mass atrocities and holding the perpetrators to account, new cases of mass killing remain as likely to end with outright victory for the perpetrators as with their defeat and punishment. Perpetrators of mass killing are often very well aware of the fact that their behaviour risks attracting adverse foreign intervention and other forms of punishment. To mitigate these risks, they employ strategies designed to conceal the reality of what they are doing, create uncertainty about responsibility for atrocities, establish their own credentials as the most legitimate partner in the affected area, and prevent the emergence of international consensus on punishment or intervention. This article examines some of the chief strategies employed by perpetrators.
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