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Accountability and Justice

Hannibal Travis

Hannibal Travis on why accountability is critical in the deterrence of crimes against humanity.


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December 2017

Accountability and Justice

Legal scholar Hannibal Travis examines the lack of accountability for genocide throughout the 20th century and the limitations of international courts in providing adequate measures of protection and deterrence that has resulted in a situation of impunity for the perpetrators. In the case of Turkey, the country’s longstanding policy of denial of the Armenian Genocide has allowed for ongoing patterns of human rights violations and economic and cultural discrimination against its minority populations.

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Hannibal Travis is a legal scholar and associate professor of Law at Florida International University. He has published widely on genocide and human rights, specifically the Armenian and Assyrian Genocides. Professor Travis has published one of the first monographs synthesizing decades of empirical research and evidence from the UN archives on the causes of genocide, entitled Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations: Exploring the Causes of Mass Killing Since 1945 as well as a monograph containing the first comprehensive history of physical and cultural genocide in the Middle East and North Africa, entitled Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan.

Topics: Current Affairs Genocide