The Rwandan Genocide

2017-04-23T15:47:19+02:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Reference|

Source : United to End Genocide The Rwandan genocide is one of the heaviest moments in human history. An airplane crash in 1994 carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi provided a spark for an organized campaign of violence against the Tutsi and moderate Hutu civilians across the country. Approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates were [...]

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The Cambodian Genocide

2017-04-23T15:50:41+02:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Reference|

Source: United to End Genocide The Khmer Rouge took control of the Cambodian government in 1975, with the goal of turning the country into a communist agrarian utopia. In reality, they emptied the cities and evacuated millions of people to labor camps where they were starved and abused. Doctors, teachers and other educated people, as well [...]

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The Holocaust

2017-04-23T15:51:20+02:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Reference|

Source : United to end Genocide After coming to power in 1933, Germany’s Nazi Party implemented a highly organized strategy of persecution, murder, and genocide aimed at ethnically “purifying” Germany, a plan Hitler called the “Final Solution”. Six million Jews and five million Slavs, Roma, disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and political and religious dissidents were killed [...]

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Past Genocides and Mass Atrocities

2017-04-23T15:52:21+02:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Opinion, Reference|

Source : United to end genocide Portraits of survivors of the Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan. The inscription reads, “These eyes have seen Genocide" In the past 150 years, tens of millions of men, women and children have lost their lives in genocide or mass atrocities. Millions have been tortured, raped or forced from [...]

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2017-04-21T12:05:30+02:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Reference|

Source : History “Genocide,” a term used to describe violence against members of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy the entire group, came into general usage only after World War II, when the full extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against the Jews of Europe during that [...]

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Impunity in Indonesia: 50 years of injustice

2017-04-23T16:13:22+02:00August 18th, 2015|Categories: Reference|

by Martha Meijer Severe and massive human rights violations have occurred in Indonesia, with a peak in the years 1965-1966, but also in many years after that. Those responsible for the thousands of killings, torture, disappearances and forced labour have never been prosecuted or punished. This impunity in Indonesia is a continuing suffering for the victims and their relatives, [...]

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The Ten Stages of Genocide

2017-04-23T16:14:19+02:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Reference|

Genocide Illustration by Indonesian artist Agung Alit from Nobody Corp Intl. By Gregory H. Stanton, President, Genocide Watch Classification Symbolization Discrimination Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Persecution Extermination Denial Genocide is a process that develops in ten stages that are predictable but not inexorable. At each stage, preventive measures can stop it. The process is [...]

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