What is Genocide?

Genocide: "...genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such:

a. Killing members of the group;

b. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

c. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

d. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

e. Forcibly transferring children o the group to another group."

*Article II, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

 

Please learn more from the following resources:

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United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

The United States Law Defining Genocide

 

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