What is genocide?

Genocide

Genocide is "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group", though what constitutes enough of a "part" to qualify as genocide has been subject to much debate by legal scholars. While a precise definition varies among genocide scholars, a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG). Article 2 of this 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: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

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Some articles on genocide:

Center For Justice And Accountability - Case Docket - Guatemala
... The Guatemala Genocide Case (The Mayan Genocide) In 2004, CJA joined a criminal complaint filed in 1999 by Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum and others charging former President Efraín Ríos ... to develop evidence on the Mayan genocide ...
List Of Bosnian Genocide Prosecutions - Bosnian Genocide Case
... of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v ... on 26 February 2007, in which it confirmed the ICTY judgment that the Srebrenica massacre was genocide, stating The Court concludes that the acts committed at Srebrenica ... The Court found that Serbia was neither directly responsible for Srebrenica genocide, nor that it was complicit in it, but it did rule that Serbia had committed the breach the Genocide Convention by failing to ...
Callixte Kalimanzira
... the interim government of Rwanda during the 1994 genocide ... by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for his actions during the genocide in 2005 on three counts genocide, complicity in Genocide and direct and public ... to thirty years in prison for two counts of genocide and direct and public incitement to commit genocide ...
List Of Bosnian Genocide Prosecutions - Individual Indictment and Convictions For The Crime of Genocide - International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia - Genocide Convictions Overturned On Appeal
... however he was found guilty of the other charges, including complicity to commit genocide by aiding and abetting genocide ... On May 9, 2007 the ICTY's appeals court reversed the genocide conviction and reduced his sentence to 15 years which he is currently serving in prison ...
Cultural Genocide
... The precise definition of "cultural genocide" remains unclear ... by lawyer Raphael Lemkin in 1933 as a component to genocide, which he called "vandalism" ... The drafters of the 1948 Genocide Convention considered the use of the term, but dropped it under strong opposition from western countries, especially the United ...