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ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide convictions
January 31, 2015
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday upheld genocide convictions for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicted seven se....... [more]

The Dragomir Vasic Indictment: The Need for Post-Conflict Accountability
January 27, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnists Dr. Paul Williams and Kelly Brouse of American University, discuss the indictment of Dragomir Vasic by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and emphasize the necessity for accountability not only during, but also after armed conflicts...On December 16, 2014, the Court of Bosni....... [more]

UN rights expert calls for greater efforts to prevent genocide
January 22, 2015
As part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp (USHMM backgrounder), UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Wednesday called for an examination of why genocide continues to be perpetrated in some parts of the world. Titled "Why....... [more]

Impediments to Justice and Recognition in the Khmer Rouge Tribunals
January 19, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Yvonne Y. Kwan, doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses the politics surrounding the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunals ...Political narratives of pain and suffering are most often constructed by those who sanction the production and....... [more]

UN deputy chief: understanding causes of genocide vital to prevention
January 18, 2015
During a Holocaust memorial service at the Park East Synagogue in New York City on Saturday, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said preventing genocide requires making concerted efforts to figure out the forces that cause it. Eliasson emphasized attempting to improve understanding between com....... [more]

UN report concludes war crimes in CAR not genocide
January 9, 2015
The UN published a report Thursday which stated the acts committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity but not genocide. The report summarized the investigation of the situation in the CAR, which began in December 2013. The purpose of the investig....... [more]

Cambodia Khmer Rouge tribunal restarts genocide hearings
January 8, 2015
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday restarted genocide hearings against the former Khmer Rouge regime's surviving leaders. Proceedings had been postponed since November, when defense lawyers refused to participate because they were still working to appeal an earli....... [more]

Bosnia court indicts Serb politician for genocide
January 8, 2015
The war crimes division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday confirmed the indictment of Dragomir Vasic on charges of genocide. The charges stem from the executions of Srebrenica Muslims during the Bosnian Civil War. Vasic, who is currently a member of parliament in the Republika Srps....... [more]

Turkish PM warns US on Armenian genocide bill - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:29:13 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish parliament condemns French Armenian genocide denial bill - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:28:03 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish MFA condemns passage of Argentina Armenian genocide bill - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:27:46 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]




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    Defining Genocide [BBC]

    Prevent Genocide International

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    Genocide [Wikipedia]