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Genocide Paper

I personally think genocide is wrong in every way you can think of. Why would anyone want to deliberately kill a group of people based on race or ethnicity? There have been much genocide to take place around the world, but some are better known than others. Some people have different theories on why genocide…

Stolen Generation

Between the years 1909 and 1969 children were taken from their mothers/families at all times of day. Not just any child was taken, only children of Aboriginal status or children with a little bit of Aboriginal status, half caste. “It is estimated that between 50,000 to 100,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families…” (Lecture)….

Whose Responsibility is the Responsibility to Protect?

Whose Responsibility is the Responsibility to Protect? The idea that national sovereignty is a responsibility not a right, is the controversial notion at the heart of the emerging international norm of ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P). This notion declares that states have a responsibility to protect their populations from mass atrocities. If states are either unable…



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Universal jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is one the legal terms that must be used with extreme caution. Most generally jurisdiction is understood as the power of the State to regulate affairs pursuant to its laws.1 Controversial issues may arise when offence assumes international aspect which can cause conflict between jurisdictions of the countries. In each of the preceding bases…

The Language of Prejudice and Historical Perspective

Can you imagine living in a world, in which we judge people by the labels that are branded onto their head at the instantaneous moment of birth? According to Gordon Allport, in “The Language of Prejudice”, he believes that “Without words we should scarcely be able to form categories at all” (217). This statement is…

Armenian Genocide – Forgotten Fire

1.The author included the quote from Hitler as the epigraph because he wrote “Who does now remember the Armenians” before the question and Hitler’s quote answered it. The quote answers the question because only Hitler remembered the Armenians and did the same to the Jews. My ideas didn’t change after reading Forgotten Fire because I…

Violations of Human Rights

The film, Beyond the Gates, shows audiences the horror that took place during the Rwandan genocide. Shot in the same area as the actual genocide took place, the film tells the story of the Hutu extremist attempt at destroying the countries minority group known as the Tutsi. Many human rights violations were shown in this…

Ideas and Issues – what creates a sense of belonging?

The song ‘Took the Children Away’ by Archie Roach conveys the thoughts and feelings of many Aboriginal children that were taken and became the Stolen Generation. Throughout the song Roach talks repeatedly about the sense of loss and trauma suffered through the immense hardships of being taken from familiar surroundings and placed into a foreign…

Rwanda and Yugoslavia Genocide

The genocide in Rwanda and Yugoslavia in the 1990s resulted in massive murders to the population. Both genocides were similar in many ways. Both were caused by tensions between ethnic groups, and received little help from the world. Although both genocides had similar causes the consequences came out of it was different. The genocide in…

Genocide, Colonization and Imperialism

In her book, Civilising Subjects, Catherine Hall discusses the case of British imperialism was partly the result of the colonizers trying to recreate newly-acquired territories into their image. They tried to transplant civilization, the way they understood it, to these new lands and along with that came the attitudes which did not change. This was…

History Genocide Alert in Sudan

Recently, newspapers and journals discussed the plight of the millions of people of Sudan as there has been the government sponsored genocide. This victimization of a few people has been discussed in the press as well as in the various websites. These various forums have condemned the atrocities committed against the innocent people. Hence, at…

Genocide in Darfur

Darfur region is found in the western side of Sudan. The conflict that has been and is still being witnessed in the region started way back in February 2003. On one side of the warring groups is the Sudanese military and a militia group known as janjaweed with recruits mainly from the camel herding tribe…

Bosnian Genocide

Genocides are atrocious acts of terror, usually initiated by some irrational thought or behaviors, which end up with far too many lives of men, women, and children of all ages being killed senselessly. These absurd acts of horror happen far too often in the history of the human race, with some of the most notable…

Genocide and Sexual Violence

The Bosnia, Rwanda, and Nazi Germany Experience Genocide is defined in international law as acts which have the intention of destroying “in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group . . . ” (Genocide Watch, n. d. ). Mass killings have been one of the most controversial events in the world….

Why the United States Did Not Intervene to Prevent the Genocide in Rwanda

Rwanda will always be remembered as a twentieth-century story bathed with its own blood and generally characterized by the international community’s callousness to its legitimate cries for help. Rwanda is a small Central African country once colonized by Belgium. It is a country of around seven million people composed of two major ethnic groups, the…

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