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The 24th issue of the journal "International Crimes and History (UST / ICH)" has been published.

The UST/ICH journal celebrates the 17th anniversary of its publication life.

In line with its longstanding editorial tradition, UST/ICH has implemented a series of notable improvements to its publishing platform over the last four years, a trajectory that is set to continue steadfastly into the current year. Specifically, in the upcoming 24th issue, there will be a special section designed to enhance the central theme through the addition of supplementary articles. Utilizing this approach, UST/ICH is committed to offering significant contributions to specific academic dialogues with each new issue.

A commentary article in the journal deals with the phenomenon of " Disarmament and Arms Control Law, ". The article tries to explains evolution of armament processes and arms control.

As part of the expansion of the subject areas, the 24th issue of the UST/ICH contains a special section titled “International Law and Identity.”

In the special section, the first article explores the historical insurgencies of Nestorian and Syriac groups against the Ottoman Empire and subsequent Türkiye administrations through the impartial lens of British and League of Nations archival documents, situating these revolts within the larger panorama of public unrest intensified by World War I and their modern implications in discussions regarding potential "genocide" allegations. The second article deals with conceptualizations of power and hegemony. Another article examines the norm life cycle framework—comprising emergence, cascade, and internalization stages—to analyze the transformation of the genocide ban from an idea to an internationally recognized legal principle, thereby exploring its congruence with global norm formation processes in the realm of human rights.

The research articles following the special section somewhat extend the discourse initiated in the preceding segment, scrutinizing the post-Cold War strategies employed by specific European Union nations, prominently Germany, to induce instability in the Balkan region through the manipulation of identity constructs. These contributions seek to augment the prevailing academic literature by underscoring the missteps undertaken by European Union entities in their Balkan engagements.

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