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A moralist term for a politically or ethnically motivated mass-killing of civilians, as a single specific event, or a series of events, or genocide; characteristic of an atrocity is its brutal or systematic nature in violation of all moral principles; it is only justified in deviant social systems
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com/birminghammail Post: Birmingham Mail, Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, B24 9FF It seems that the Manchester atrocity will advantage some leading politicians, I believe, and that is utterly despicable.
Turse does remind us of the extreme character and tragedy of atrocity.
The exhibition Routine Atrocity runs until Wednesday, June 19, at the Inkspot Gallery in Cardiff.
Significant advances in atrocity prevention have also been made outside of the United Nations.
Osiel further suggests that more attention be paid to the potentially deleterious effects that international law may have on the execution of mass atrocity.
President Obama has placed his National Security Advisor Samantha Power to lead a focused interagency study to develop and recommend the membership, mandate, structure, operational protocol, authorities, and support necessary for the Atrocities Prevention Board to coordinate and develop atrocity prevention and response policy.
EU and International community have shown their concern over Indian atrocity in Kashmir and stressing for finding out the resolution of the issue.
The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38: Complicating the Picture.
The massacre of around 8000 was the worst atrocity in Europe since the Nazi horrors during World War II.
Communities and Local Government Secretary Ruth Kelly told the audience: "The Holocaust was an appalling atrocity, one of the darkest pages in European history, a crime unparalleled in scope and evil.
soldier who took pictures of the atrocity on his cell phone and transmitted them to a friend.