Sovereignty Stopper Genocide Genocide The deliberate and systematic destruction

Sovereignty stopper genocide genocide the deliberate

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Sovereignty Stopper: Genocide Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a specific ethnic, racial, religious, or national group of human beings (to completely exterminate a group of people so nothing remains of them) WWI and WWII: Need system where everyone recognizes eachothers borders After WWI: The League of Nations 1919-20: Didn’t work, states didn’t want to relinquish their sovereign power. WWII: Everyone got serious about creating the United Nations: a place where the sovereign states can resolve issues before escalation to war (1945) Saddam Hussein: Invaded Kuwait 1991, UN established rules about what leaders can do to their people regarding: war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, and genocide Horrific acts were increasingly telecast Holocaust, Japanese crimes against humanity (bio warfare, killed all POWs) Codified in the 1945 UN Charter Goes against sovereignty: that a state can do whatever it wants to its own people Bill Clinton did the most to reshape sovereignty: 1994 Rwandan genocide, 1995: civil wars/war of independence of Yugoslavia- genocide in Bosnia, US and NATO intervened, 1999 US/NATO intervene in Serbia to stop President Slobodan Milosevic genocide of Kosovar Albanians US invaded to protect the Kurds from Saddam Hussein
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