Genocide

2024January 2024Middle EastHuman Rights Law

ICJ Rules on South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel

The ICJ ruled that Israel should prevent acts of genocide and the ICJ ruled there was plausible reason to believe there was a genocide being committed. South Africa invoked Article 9 of the Genocide Convention, which, provides guidelines for resolving disagreements between parties about how the convention should be interpreted, applied, or fulfilled.

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September 2022Analysis

Hindu Nationalism: On the Path Toward Reincarnating the Rwandan Genocide?

“Jai Shri Ram,” or “Hail Lord Ram” in English, has been transformed from an innocent, religious chant to a phrase associated with one of the world’s most active nationalist movements. Riots in the British city of Leicester in mid-September between Hindu and Muslim communities are just the tip of the iceberg of a movement that has become transnational.  

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2021May 2021International NewsAmericasEurope

U.S. President Biden Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

President Joe Biden has foregone the precedent of his predecessors by becoming the first U.S. president to formally recognize the mass killings of over one million Armenians as genocide. The acknowledgement comes over a century after the Ottoman Turks perpetrated the mass killings, and in spite of possible complications for U.S.-Turkey relations.

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November 2020International NewsAsia2020

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Wins Parliament Amid Genocide Accusations

The National League for Democracy party (NLD), backed by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, won a majority in Myanmar’s parliament in this year’s election. According to CNN, the NLD scored 396 out of 473 seats, beating the military-backed opposition party by a significant margin.

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International NewsAfrica

Civil War in South Sudan Threatens Genocide

The civil war began three years ago when the nation’s President, Salva Kiir, accused his deputy minister, Reik Machar, of plotting a coup against him. Armed factions took to the streets to beat Machar into submission. On November 11th, the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Adam Dieng, alerted that the Sudanese media helped militias target civilians along ethnic lines. Social media sites prevalent throughout the world served as vehicles for the transmission of the media’s hate speech, thus furthering the polarization and radicalization of South Sudan’s citizenry. The ouster of Machar in July only reignited the violence.

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