In the early 2000’s the war in Darfur, created a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Darfur's non-Arabs. Again thousands of Africans were killed and the United States government and the American people ignored genocide. In 2010, Dennis Blair, then United States Director of National Intelligence, issued a warning: that "over the next five years,...a new mass killing or genocide is most likely to occur in southern Sudan." The Nuer White Army released a statement stating its intention to "wipe out the entire Murle tribe on the face of the earth as the only solution to guarantee long-term security of Nuer’s cattle"and activists, including Minority Rights Group International, warn of genocide in the current Jonglei conflict. (Sudan Tribune, 2010) I believe with the threat of mass genocide, the United States, European Union (EU), and other African nations need to come together to stop ethnic and cultural tensions in the Horn of Africa and more specific South Sudan.
Through the many years in history class we learned about the death of 6 million Jews, all under the want of one government. This was known as genocide. Although the Holocaust may be over the human race is once again fighting another genocide, which is on the rise in Sudan, known as the Darfur Genocide. Sudan with a population of 6 million, nearly half consisting of African tribes, has been: killed, raped, or had to flee their natural lives to live in a refugee camp in fear. The motives of this genocide include: competition for land, and a want for independence from the African civilians in Sudan.
The term Genocide was made in 1944 by Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin, who combined the Greek words geno (race) with the Latin word cide (kill). Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention of and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide states “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members in a group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to member of a group, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical or destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, or forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” (Overview: Defining Genocide). Genocide is is made up of individual acts and individual choices to perform them. The Holocaust was one of the most noticed genocides, the holocaust started in 1933 when adolf hitler came to power. The holocaust is an example of genocides because it specifically targeted jewish people.
During the Darfur genocide over 480,000 people were killed, and more than 2.8 million people displaced. (Genocide in Darfur, 1) Genocide is the mass murder of a specific race or culture. The genocide in Darfur really technically hasn’t ended, because any attempt to stop the war its self failed. Darfur is in the country called Sudan. Sudan is located within Africa.
Srebrenica Genocide Have you ever witnessed thousands of your own people being killed? The people of Bosnia watched over 8,000 of their men and boys be slaughtered due to a racial cleansing. The Srebrenica genocide was a horrible massacre in Bosnia, this is a significant event in Europe because it has been the second largest massacre next to the Holocaust. What led up to the massacre, what would make someone want to kill many of the innocent Europeans men and boys? The purpose of the genocide was supposed to be a racial cleansing, a man by the name of general Miadic told his soldiers, “Our plans cannot be realized without committing genocide.” Before the genocide happened On January 7th Bosnian Muslim forces attacked a Serb-controlled village and killed people from the village.
Established in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights displays the rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled to. The situation in Darfur, Sudan is known as Genocide, Genocide is defined as a systematic extermination or attempt at exterminating a national, political, racial or cultural group. The Darfur Genocide has violated Article #3, Article #5 and Article #9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Darfur Genocide violates article #3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article #5 has been violated by the Genocide in Darfur.
Genocide is often considered products of military conflict. However, genocide is the destruction of a group’s ability to produced itself; to provide resources to the nourishment of its children and young adults and to protect itself from both the brutality of law enforcement authorities one may argue that the color blind racism, exceed. According to Darfur Scores (n.d.) “The genocide in Darfur has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people. More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month.” In Sudan, civilians have continued to die because of both purposeful and ran... ... middle of paper ... ...rise. Works Cited Amnesty International (2007).
On September 9, 2004, the United States Secretary of State declared that what was occurring in Darfur was genocide (Darfur and Sudan). The Sudanese government unleashed Arab militias known as the Janjaweed who systematically destroy Darfurians by burning villages, looting economic resources, polluting water sources, and murdering, raping, and torturing civilians (Darfur Genocide). The Sudanese government disputes these estimates and denies any connection with the Janjaweed. Today, over 480,000 people have been murdered and 2.8 million have been displaced over the course of this genocide (United Human Rights Council). Darfur is a region in Sudan about the size of France.
This country has experienced conflict for many years and in it’s current state shows no signs of it ending. The conflict and massacres have claimed the lives of close to 700,000 people in Sudan and left thousands more homeless and forced to flee Sudan as refugees. According to the UN convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide, it states that ”genocide encompasse not only the deliberate killing of members of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, but also deliberatly inflicting on the target groups conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”. Therefore the situation in Sudan clearly falls under the genocide category although it might have started out as a civil war, it has since progressed into genocide. By James Mynhardt
Before 2003 there were six million people living peacefully and all of the sudden there were three million people displaced, 400,000 people dead, and one despot. This sudden change was due to the Darfur government killing the citizens of Darfur. It began in 2003 when two peacekeeping rebel groups challenged the Darfur government, accusing it of neglect. The government responded by killing and raping as many people they could making it a national genocide. A Genocide is the action of deliberately killing a group of people, specifically one certain ethnic group or religion.