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Genocide and International Law (02:44)


Kiernan states international law should not be selective of who is tried for genocide. O'Dea wonders if humanity has learned from past experience and if it will apply it to the future.

Humans Must Prevent Future Genocide (01:23)

Genocide is a part of our history and there are minds capable of such acts. The risk of not dealing with those issues is greater than dealing with them. It is up to humanity to prevent future occurrences.

Genocide in Africa: Ethiopia (01:58)

Ethiopa's government is overthrown by a communist group lead by Col. Mengistu. They kill over a hundred thousand dissidents with created famine and disease. Mengistu is brought to justice.

Massacres in Uganda and Rwanda (04:21)

Idi Amin's army massacres ethnic groups in Uganda. Amin then flees the country. In Rwanda, the Hutus terrorize the Tutsis through murder and deportation.

Warning Signs in Rwanda (02:41)

Experts believe there were clear warning signs of forthcoming genocide in Rwanda. The seeds of hatred date back to colonial times. Speakers give graphic accounts of brutality and bloodshed.

U.N. Did Not Stop Rwandan Genocide (02:50)

Experts give opinions on why the U.N. did not stop the massacres in Rwanda. Clinton expresses remorse over U.S. delay in taking action.

Rwandan Mayor Guilty of Genocide (20:42)

Rwandan survivors share accounts of the massacres. In 1994, the U.N. forms a tribunal to prosecute the organizers and leaders of the genocide. The Rwandan mayor is found guilty.

Burundi (03:09)

The Rwandan genocide eclipsed the slaughter of natives in Burundi. Over 2 million people have also been killed in Sudan. Rwanda sparked a civil war in Zaire.

Sierra Leone (03:22)

Rebel forces enter Sierra Leone from Liberia and murder and mutilate citizens. An expert describes genocide as the "ultimate political mobilizer." Ideologies and hatreds are handed down.

Genocide in Yugoslavia (03:02)

Zimmerman describes Yugoslavia's violence as a result of corrupt and incompetent leaders. Serbian leader Milosevic is responsible for starting the genocide in Yugoslavia.

Ethnic Cleansing and Rape in Kosovo (03:01)

Serbians launch an "ethnic cleansing" campaign against Kosovars. U.N. tribunal finds rape a war crime and sentences Bosnian Serbs to prison.

Milosevic Guilty of Genocide (03:53)

Milosevic turns against Albanians in Kosovo. NATO begins air strikes on Serbian targets. A U.N. war tribunal charges Milosevic with genocide.

The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict (04:45)

Jews immigrating to Palestine during World War II clash with Arab natives. Wars include the Sinai Campaign, the Six-day War, the Yom Kippur War and the War with Lebanon.

Genocide in War (02:14)

Terrorists in the 911 attacks and other attacks use U.S. support of Israel as an excuse to commit murder. Weapons of mass destruction and increasing world population adds to danger.

Hot Spots for Modern-Day Genocide (04:38)

Dr. O'Brian names "hot spots" for modern-day genocide: Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Borneo and the Moluccas. He suggests neutral reporting to the U.N. in those places as a preventative measure.

Preventing Future Genocide (03:30)

International law is imperative in preventing genocide. Criminal law could send a signal that there will be consequences for perpetrators. Education of young people is important.

Challenge for Future Generations (02:13)

The challenge to future generations is to prevent human atrocities and bring perpetrators to justice.

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Genocide: The Horror Continues

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The late 20th century produced a sinister euphemism: "ethnic cleansing." This program concludes a comprehensive survey of genocide by looking at the most recent examples in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; Burundi and Rwanda; the former Yugoslavia; Indonesia and East Timor; and Chechnya. The role and efforts of the United Nations are discussed as well as what the future holds in trying to prevent genocide. Among many scholars, experts, and survivors interviewed are Jamsheed Marker, former U.S. Ambassador and negotiator to East Timor; Gregory H. Stanton, director of Genocide Watch; and Joseph Mutaboba, Rwandan Ambassador to the UN. Viewer discretion is advised. (57 minutes)

Length: 57 minutes

Item#: BVL29048

ISBN: 978-1-4213-1820-2

Copyright date: ©2001

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