Friday, June 10, 2005

Is resisting genocide a human right?

... a facially neutral arms control law is void to the extent that it conflicts with the Genocide Convention by making the possession and acquisition of arms by genocide victims illegal. Accordingly, no law-abiding state, or group of states, should violate the Genocide Convention by following the unlawful dictates of victim disarmament laws. Similarly, no law-abiding court anywhere in the world should violate the Genocide Convention by giving force to victim disarmament laws.
Source (pdf): Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right? by David B. Kopel, Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Via Instapundit, who offers suggestions for further reading.


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