Genocide : Genocide And Genocide

1841 WordsMay 9, 20168 Pages
“In 1994, close to 1 million people were killed in a planned and systematic genocide. The group of people being murdered in this genocide were the Tutsis” (U.S. House). To begin, genocide has different ways of being interpreted. Due to the inflammatory feeling between the Hutu and the Tutsi, conflicting views were created which led to clashing beliefs. There are eight stages of genocide that pertain to the conflict in Rwanda. Finally, genocide should never be just ignored/pretend that it never happened. The genocide against Rwanda’s Tutsis was instigated by the Hutu and their need for political power. Genocide has several definitions, however there is one official definition. The definition of genocide, as a crime, is intention to destroy a whole or part of a nation, ethnic, racial, or religious group. The International Criminal Court currently covers genocide and also crimes against humanity, that include aside from genocide, government murder, extermination campaigns, enslavement, deportation, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced disappearance, and apartheid. “Genocide is generally considered one of the worst moral crimes a government can commit against its citizens or those it controls” (Rummel). Genocide has been a crime for years now, however countries have only listed one crime as a genocide, and that one was the Holocaust. The term genocide originated from after the events from the Holocaust. The legal definition is too narrow, it does not include the
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