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Victim, witness and evidence of mass violence
Caroline Fournet

recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court; (i) Enforced disappearance of persons; (j) The crime of apartheid; (k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.7 An explicit reference to the ‘human body’ within this definition might seem purely rhetorical since the text of the law does protect the physical integrity of the human being (since ‘physical integrity

in Human remains and mass violence
The disposal of bodies in the 1994 Rwandan genocide
Nigel Eltringham

Deploying dead bodies as didactic objects is, of course, commonplace in ‘cultures of terror’.65 Regarding the comparative study of the disposal of bodies, this suggests a division between the instru­ mental, didactic display of bodies in ‘cultures of terror’, where the intention is to discipline a population, and, in contrast, the concealment of bodies in contexts of genocide, where the intention is to exterminate a population. And yet, this duality is insufficient. Not all ‘cultures of terror’ display dead bodies instrumentally. Antonius Robben describes how during the

in Human remains and mass violence
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Borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel
Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida Accessed 2 August 2016. Luhmann, Niklas (1967) ‘The future cannot begin: temporal structures in modern society’, Social Research, 43(1): 130–152. Moss, Dorothy (2010) ‘Memory, space and time: researching children’s lives’, Childhood, 17(4): 530–544. Mui, C. Ada (1996) ‘Depression among elderly Chinese immigrants: an exploratory study’, Social Work, 41(6): 633–645. Nakash, Ora, Maayan Nagar, Anat Shoshani, Hani Zubida and Robin A. Harper (2012) ‘The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors among adolescent

in Migrating borders and moving times
Embodying the disappeared of the Argentinian dictatorship through law
Sévane Garibian

­ laries (the right not to testify against one’s parents or kin, the right to bodily integrity and the right to mental health). Argentina’s Supreme Court, from 2003, ruled several times on this question of the balance between the right to the truth and the right to privacy.28 In respect of minors, the Court’s tendency has always been to approve the imposition of DNA tests, on the principle of ‘the child’s best interest’, the right to privacy and the duty of the state to prosecute those responsible for the stealing of children. In respect of adults, the jurisprudence is

in Human remains and mass violence
Challenges and technological solutions to the ­identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context
Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson

closure to family members, and the very process of the investigation brings an acknowledgement of the terrible crimes that took place. Identifying victims can support prosecutions, especially if charges of genocide are sought. Article 6 of the Identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios   119 Rome Statute defines genocide as five acts with the intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. The five acts are: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; imposing conditions

in Human remains and identification
Corpse, bodypolitics and contestation in contemporary Guatemala
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen

violent killings of women as a result of the law. Non-deathly violence against women can be punished with five to twelve years in prison. Will Guatemala see more violent killings of women if released perpetrators of violence look for vengeance upon leaving prison? The most severe critiques point to the fact that Guatemala does not lack laws or penal codes but rather compliance with them.8 And as for the knowledge of the law, a survey carried out by the Center for Women’s Research, Training and Support (CICAM) among justice operators, health workers and civil society in

in Governing the dead