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Who came up with the word genicide

Raphael lemkin

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How did lemkin come up with it

Used it to describe crimes committed against the Armenians during ww1

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Who is Raphael lemkin

Polish Jew jurist

Introed legal safeguards for ethnic, religious and social groups in 1933

Published works during ww2

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More about lemkin

Served with team that prepared Nuremberg trials

Pushed un to make genocide a law

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Prevention

First 2 are what concerns

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Article 1

Contracting parties confirm that genocide commited during peace or war is a crime under international law

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Article 2

Genocide means intent to destroy, in a while it part, a national, ethical, racial as such

1) killing members of group

2) causing serious bodily or mentally harm members

3)inflicting on the group

4) intended to prevent births

5) forcibly transferring children of group to another group

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Problems with definition

Broad and narrow
How many?
Intent to destroy a determinant ?
Groups excluded
Mental harm

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Causes (ideological genocide)

New elite comes to power

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Unreatrained power

The more power gov has the more it can act according to whims of elite

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Opportunity

Revolutions and wars provide opportunity to reminisce groups

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Indifference

Not a cause by a factor

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Causes (individual)

Hate
Compulsion 1(obedience to authority)
Bureaucratic distance
Compulsion 2 (group dynamics)
Human nature
Personal gain

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Definition of genocide

Genos =tribe , race, family

Cide= killing