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UN genocide warning in Central African Republic reflects powerlessness
When should one warn of genocide? Was the UN right to raise the alarm in recent days about a genocidal pattern in the Central African Republic? Is there not a risk that invoking the “crime of crimes” too quickly could devalue the term “genocide” and reduce its power to raise the alarm? In August, United Nations aid chief Stephen O’Brien warned the UN Security Council that there were “early signs of a genocide” in the…
by Pierre Hazan, JusticeInfo editorial advisor and professor at Neuchâtel University, JusticeInfo.Net
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