This collection of essays written by experts and authorities in the field presents a contextual view of genocide which allows a consideration of the social and political concepts of the crime and of its historical dimensions as well as its legal treatment. It also suggests alternative justice solutions to the phenomenon of genocide. The book is divided into five parts. The first deals with the historical perspective of genocide. The second consists of case studies examining recent atrocities. The third section examines differences between legal and social concepts of genocide. Part 4 discusses the treatment of genocide in courts and tribunals throughout the world. The final section covers alternatives to trial justice and questions of prevention and sentencing.