What is Genocide?

What is Genocide?

What is Genocide? General definition of Genocide The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group United Nations definition of Genocide 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 part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group e) Forcibly transferring children of the group

to another group What do you think causes genocide? Eight Stages of Genocide NOTE: Not all of these steps are necessary for a genocide to occur nor must they

happen in the order presented here STAGE 1: CLASSIFICATION us vs. them Universally human Bipolar societies are most likely to have genocide Prevention? Promoting tolerance

Search for common ground Promote inclusive national identity STAGE 2: SYMBOLIZATION Universally human Give names or symbols to classifications

When combined with hate, can be forced on unwilling members Prevention? Laws making symbols and hate speech illegal Popular culture must stop enforcing it

Denial of symbolization STAGE 3: DEHUMANIZATION Members of one group are equated to animals, insects, diseases, etc.

Makes it easier to kill someone Prevention? Ban hate crimes Shut down hate in the media Ban hate propaganda

STAGE 4: ORGANIZATION Genocide is always organized, usually by the state.sometimes informally, or sometimes by a terrorist group Special army units/militias are trained

Plans are made for killings Prevention? Outlawing membership Impose arms embargoes on suspected governments Investigate violations STAGE 5: POLARIZATION

Groups are driven further apart by laws or propaganda Extremist terrorism targets moderates Prevention? Protection of moderate leaders Seize assets/documents of extremists International sanctions

STAGE 6: PREPARATION Victims are identified Members of victim groups forced to wear identifying symbols and segregated into ghettoes, camps, or confined to famine-struck regions Prevention? Armed international intervention Assistance to victim group for self-defense

Humanitarian assistance STAGE 7: EXTERMINATION Mass killings begin May also involve revenge killings by groups against each other Prevention? Rapid and overwhelming armed intervention

Refugee escape corridors must be established and protected by armed internationals STAGE 8: DENIAL Always follows a genocide Largest predictor of future genocides Evidence destroyed, witnesses intimidated Victims are blamed, investigations blocked

Governing group remains until drove into exile Prevention? Punishment by international tribunal or national courts

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