25 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 313 (2010)
Political Genocide in Latin America: The Need for Reconsidering the Current Internationally Accepted Definition of Genocide in Light of Spanish and Latin American Jurisprudence

handle is hein.journals/amuilr25 and id is 321 raw text is: COMMENT
POLITICAL GENOCIDE IN LATIN AMERICA:
THE NEED FOR RECONSIDERING THE
CURRENT INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED
DEFINITION OF GENOCIDE IN LIGHT OF
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN
JURISPRUDENCE
HOWARD SHNEIDER*
IN TR O D U CTIO N   ........................................................................... 315
I. B A CK G R O UN D   .......................................................................... 316
A. THE HISTORY OF THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION AND ITS
IMPLICATIONS REGARDING THE INCLUSION OF POLITICAL
GROUPS IN THE DEFINITION OF GENOCIDE ............................. 317
B. CASE LAW INTERPRETING THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION
ESTABLISHES THAT PROTECTED GROUPS MUST HAVE
STABLE  CHARACTERISTICS .................................................... 321
C. HISTORY OF THE CONFLICTS IN ARGENTINA AND
G UATEM A LA  ......................................................................... 324
1. Argentina's  D irty  W ar ..................................................... 324
2. Guatem ala's  Civil W ar .................................................... 326
II. A N A L Y SIS  ................................................................................. 326
A. THE SPANISH AUDIENCIA NACIONAL HELD IN SCILINGO
THAT GENOCIDE OCCURRED IN ARGENTINA BECAUSE OF
* J.D. Candidate, May 2010, American University, Washington College of Law;
B.A. English and Psychology, 2004, Northwestern University. Thank you to the
editors and staff of the American University International Law Review. Much
love and gratitude to my mother, father, and brother, who have always given me
unconditional love, support, and encouragement in all my endeavors.

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