Whether genocide is underway or being formulated, the international community bears the responsibility to stop these atrocities.
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On the Crimean Tatar Deportation and Other Genocides Russia Committed in Ukraine.
The U.N. Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of Genocide signatories defined genocide narrowly so that lawyers would find it difficult to determine Russia’s—and their own—mode of warfare as genocidal.
On March 17, the International Court of Justice released an order outlining allegations of genocide in Ukraine. The order responds to Ukraine's application, filed in the Registry of the Court on Feb. 26, and follows a hearing on March 7 that the Russian Federation did not attend.
While the common understanding of “genocide” focuses on mass killings, international law embraces “biological destruction” as a form of genocide. Euro-American coverage of the Xinjiang crisis often fails to bridge these competing understandings.
Uighur activist groups filed an ICC complaint against Chinese officials. What’s in the complaint, and how could the ICC exercise its jurisdiction considering China isn’t signed to the Rome Statute?
Members of the Myanmar military have systematically used Facebook as a tool in the government’s campaign of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, according to an incredible piece of reporting by the New York Times on Oct. 15. The Times writes that the military harnessed Facebook over a period of years to disseminate hate propaganda, false news and inflammatory posts.
Barrie Sander reviews Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda, edited by Karen Engle, Zinaida Miller and D.M. Davis (Cambridge, 2016).