Publisher description for Raphael Lemkin and the struggle for the Genocide Convention / John Cooper.

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This book is the first complete biography of Raphael Lemkin, the father of the United Nations Genocide Convention, based on his papers; and shows how his campaign for an international treaty succeeded. In addition, the book covers Lemkin's inauguration of the historical study of past genocides.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Genocide -- History -- Case studies.
Genocide -- Prevention -- Case studies.
Genocide -- Congresses.
Lemkin, Raphael, -- 1900-1959.
Human rights advocates -- Poland -- Biography.
Human rights advocates -- United States -- Biography.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide -- (1948)