While the common understanding of “genocide” focuses on mass killings, international law embraces “biological destruction” as a form of genocide. Euro-American coverage of the Xinjiang crisis often fails to bridge these competing understandings.
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Barrie Sander reviews Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda, edited by Karen Engle, Zinaida Miller and D.M. Davis (Cambridge, 2016).