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Enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity
Riesová, Eva ; Šturma, Pavel (advisor) ; Hofmannová, Mahulena (referee)
1 Enforced Disappearance as a Crime Against Humanity Abstract This thesis deals with the topic of enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity. Although it is not a particularly debated act, it still occurs in some parts of the world. From the perspective of international law, this is an interesting phenomenon, as the systematic or widespread execution of enforced disappearances is considered a crime against humanity. It is a rather effective means of spreading panic and terror, affecting not only the physical and psychological state of the victim, but also his or her relatives and friends. The aim of this paper is to analyse enforced disappearance with a particular focus on the crime against humanity. The thesis is divided into four parts, each of which is further divided into relevant chapters or paragraphs. Thus, it will touch not only on the individual concepts and their origin, but also on the analysis of the important provisions of the two main documents related to enforced disappearance, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. However, this convention regulates enforced disappearance slightly differently from the ICC Statute. In addition to defining enforced disappearance, it also...

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