A Challenge to Those Working in the Field of Genocide Prevention and Response
SUR International Journal on Human Rights Vol. 9, No. 16, June 2012
37 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Date Written: May 1, 2012
United in the belief that civilians should not suffer from intentional infliction of widespread and systematic violence and the assumption that special measures are necessary to prevent and protect groups from such violence, a diverse group of scholars, educators, journalists, activists, advocates, policymakers, diplomats, and military leaders have raised their voices against genocide and mass atrocities. This group has grown exponentially over the last decade and can be understood as an emerging field in its own right. This essay explores some of the conceptual and practical challenges facing this field as it furthers its professional development.
Keywords: Genocide, Activism, Atrocities, Prevention
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