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Unformatted text preview: Genocide: The Genocide Convention and Rwanda Learning Goals Explore the term genocide. Does Cambodia qualify? How about Rwanda? Talk about Rwanda: We will consider the term genocide and what, if any, legal or moral obligations a finding of genocide places on us. Analyze ethical aspects of international/US response. Genocide We used the term genocide last class to introduce what happened in Cambodia, but we didnt really explore it. What is a genocide? What is Genocide? From the Genocide Convention (1948) In the present Convention, 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 of the group to another group. Genocide Convention Convention exists because of the Holocaust/WWII. Nations got together afterwards and essentially vowed never again. Genocide Convention attempts to establish a moral standard that genocide is impermissibly wrong . Effective? Does this fit what happened in Cambodia? Q: Was the Khmer Rouge destroying the Cambodian people? Q: Did the group intend to destroy the Cambodian people? Any other aspects of what happened in Cambodia that might qualify as genocide? Does it matter? Is there a difference between crimes against humanity and genocide? Does Rwanda Fit the Definition of Genocide? Yes , 800,000 people killed in 100 days (begun April 1994). Intent of the Hutu extremists to destroy the Rwandan Tutsis completely. Provide a final solution to the problem of Tutsi cockroaches, (as Hutu extremists called them). Facts about the Rwandan Genocide Why did the Hutus hate the Tutsis so much? Tutsis believed to look different . Tutsis richer, with cattle, while Hutus associated with farm favored by Belgian ing....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PLS 222 taught by Professor Tan during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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