Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
No Return, No RefugeRites and Rights in Minority Repatriation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elazar Barkan and Howard Adelman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231153362

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231153362.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 01 April 2020

Outlawing Ethnic Cleansing

Outlawing Ethnic Cleansing

Principles and Practices After World War II

(p.47) [3] Outlawing Ethnic Cleansing
No Return, No Refuge

Howard Adelman

Elazar Barkan

Columbia University Press

This chapter explores the population expulsions in the immediate post-World War II years, and underscores the coexistence of ethnic cleansing and population transfer together with an emerging public commitment to human rights. In the aftermath of World War II, the pervasive population expulsions during the war continued and spread, leading to the worst global refugee crisis of the last century. In Western Europe, for example, the displaced persons numbered seven million, including forced laborers, prisoners, and deportees. In addition to the population transfers within the emerging Soviet bloc, expulsions in Central Europe numbered between ten and twenty million refugees. Yet, despite the ethnic violence and displacement at the time, the post-World War II years were also a period when the human rights regime became a global system through the Nuremberg trials, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the Genocide Convention.

Keywords:   post-World War II, population expulsions, refugees, displaced persons, Nuremberg trials, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Genocide Convention, human rights, ethnic cleansing

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .