Thursday, July 28, 2011

Definition of GENOCIDE

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (UN General Assembly)

Article 2 of the Convention defines genocide as

...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 of the group to another group.

A simpler definition of Genocide: 

the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial,political, or cultural group.

1 comment:

  1. Genocide to me is the darkest side of humanity, again and again repetition of the past and continue to happen even in the modern world of the 21st century. Sad.


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