If not for the actions of these men, women, groups and governments, the Armenian community as it is today would not exist," said Noubar Afeyan, NCAGC Chair, who is himself the descendant of a Genocide
According to the French amendment, genocide
could by committed only by rulers or at least with their connivance or collusion; acts of genocide
committed by private individuals or by private organizations would not be subject to the terms of the convention .
Ethnic victims of genocide
, humanitarian activists and scholars say the continued refusal by some countries to use the ``g'' word when referring to the Armenian massacre is a reason why genocides
occurred with increasing frequency at the end of the 20th century and the early part of this century -- in Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Darfur.
John Docker's The Origins of Violence: Religion, History and Genocide
contributes to understandings of what drives genocide
and acts of inter-group violence.
The tribunals usually never hav xe the death penalty, the defendants will never be able to rerehabilitated and there are mountains of stalling, threats to witnesses and generally make genocide
trials more of a political statement that those who kill and torture hundreds of thousands of people at a time can even be brought to justice.
The issue has made headlines again over the past few days, the result of a potentially divisive debate within the Anti-Defamation League over whether the nationally prominent organization itself should recognize the Armenian killings as genocide
and whether the ADL should support a congressional resolution on the matter.
The appeals court ruled that "law would not allow the genocide
denial actions that the plaintiffs sought.
In fact, we would be better off getting rid of genocide
as a crime altogether.
My sense is that we will all need to be about action, and we need to recognize the fact that when crimes against humanity are about to be perpetrated that is the time to act to stanch them, not once genocide
has already been declared.
We fully expect this request to be accepted by the Assembly, so that Welsh Armenians can gain comfort that Wales does not participate in the lie perpetuated by British governments for political reasons since 1985 that there was no genocide
In the end, one senses that God, Greed and Genocide
does not succeed in explaining the complex issues described in the book's title because of the author's choice of a wide range of historical models under "ideological" genocides
, while the discourse on the differences between "holocausts" and genocide
is at best a discourse about words that deflects from understanding the human impact and tragedy of genocide
Efforts since World War II to define genocide
and crimes against humanity, as well as labors to restrict the use of inherently indiscriminate weapons, represent a countervailing culture of optimism--a culture with tangible successes that deserve to be celebrated.
He makes it easy for all readers by his clear articulation of the issues and honest appraisal of anthropology's own implication in past genocides
The massacre of thousands of Tutsis at the hands of Rwanda's Hutu majority in April 1994 is a topic that has already provoked countless articles hundreds of reports and studies, and some 50 books; it is one of the most meticulously documented genocides
TIAA-CREF's policy applies to the ongoing genocide
in Darfur, Sudan, as well as to future genocides