Beyond Labels

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March 20: Genocide

The term “genocide” has been used to describe a wide range of activities over the last several decades. On Monday, we’ll discuss:

  • how the term is defined in international law (and elsewhere),
  • how contemporary genocide is “policed,” prosecuted, and punished,
  • what sort of repercussions (reparations?) are appropriate for “contemporary” instances of genocide, and
  • how “historical” instances of genocide should be dealt with in the present.

Thanks to Steven K., here are some resources to consider:


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