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Transcript of Genocide
Genocide: any acts committed with the intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
"You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch."
Nicholas D. Kristof
10 Stages of Genocide
Gregory Stanton- President of Genocide Watch
Ignorance is not bliss.
The purpose is to raise awareness of modern day genocide through explanation of historical examples, modern examples and how it can be prevented.
Genocide, although often overlooked, is still prevalent around the world.
Responsibility To Protect
"The evidence is conclusive that the al-Assad regime is committing intentional crimes against humanity..."
3 Pillars of Responsibility
Armenians lived in what is now modern day Anatolia. They were always under the rule of other nations.
100 thousand were killed while fighting for political reform.
1915 men were arrested and killed. Women, children, and the elderly were brought on death marches.
Estimated 1.5 million died.
Genocide is not just a problem of the past. It is happening today.
Ignorance is not bliss.
Holodomor - death by hunger.
1932-1933: Joseph Stalin headed the Ukrainian Famine to undermine the pride of the Ukrainian people.
Estimated 25,000 Ukrainians died every day
Over 10 million people died over the course of the year.
Five Point Action Plan for Genocide Prevention
April 7, 2004 in Geneva
10th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide In Rwanda
UN Secretary General Kofi Annn
Holodomor Memorial, Ukraine
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides.” Elie Wiesel
Genocidal massacre of Sunni Muslim by the al-Assad regime
6 million people displaced
Boko Haram (Islamist group)
April 2014: 267 school girls were kidnapped
Muslim Rohinya unacknowledged by government
"Internally Displaced Persons" Camp
Deaths between 68,000-127,000
Sovereignty no longer exclusively protects States from foreign interference; it is a charge of responsibility that holds States accountable for the welfare of their people.
United Nations on the role of R2P and Sovereignty
1. Preventing armed conflict
2.Protection of Civilians in armed conflict
3.Ending impunity through judicial action
4.Information gathering and early detection through the UN Special Adviser for Genocide Prevention
5.Swift and decisive action (Military intervention)
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