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genocide

[jen′əsīd]
the systematic extermination of a national, ethnic, political, religious, or other population.
The systematic killing of a select group of individuals in a population that is sanctioned by a country’s leaders, thereby constituting a policy, which may have the local medical community’s implied support.

genocide

(jĕn′ō-sīd″) [Gr. genos, race, + L. caedere, to kill]
The willful and planned murder of a particular social or ethnic group.
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COMPLICITY IN GENOCIDE AND GENOCIDE ARE SEPARATE CRIMES UNDER THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE
For years, there has been broad historical consensus that the genocide indeed took place.
I am afraid that Turkey could carry out genocide against Kurds since in its past it has committed genocidal crimes against Armenians, which they are denying.
The statement is co-signed by fellow organizations Not On Our Watch, the Enough Project, United to End Genocide, Foundation Rwanda, Survivors Fund, International Association of Genocide Scholars, International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a Division of the Zoryan Institute), Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, and Waging Peace.
House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou was keen to add a clause to the legislation, making genocide denial a criminal offence whether it has been recognised by an international court or by a resolution of the Cyprus parliament.
France recognized the Armenian genocide on January 19, 2001.
The broader charge was always risky, but for many advocates it is an article of faith that genocide was Bosnia-wide.
The case study on Rwanda by Lt Col Keith Reeves, a pilot with experience in both the B-52 and B-2, suggests an operational concept for preventing genocide.
After all, in 2001, his predecessor Rhodri, in the Temple of Peace on Armenian Genocide Day, boldly recognised the genocide.
Interestingly, and coincidentally, last night I heard about a documentary, Scream Bloody Murder, which examines the policies and actions of the United States government in relation to genocide--from the Iraqi gassing of the Kurds in northern Iraq through genocide that is being perpetrated today.
Each time, the White House stepped in to urge that the bills be scuttled out of fear that passage would damage relations with Turkey, whose government disputes that a genocide took place.
The unique harm of genocide, which he maintains is primarily psychological, is the destruction of the identity and the loss of membership status (and the rights that it confers) among members of the victim group.