Genocide

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      SCOTT STRAUS: In international law,genocide is the intent to destroy,in whole or in part, an ethnic, racial, religious,or national group as such.In practice, that means the systematic destructionof a group inside usually a national territory, sometimesacross national territories.

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      SCOTT STRAUS [continued]: In Africa the main example is the Rwandan Genocide of 1994,where you had a government that sought to destroy the Tutsiminority of that country, resultingin the deaths of between half a millionand a million Tutsi civilians over the course of aboutthree months.It was a systematic, state-led campaign

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      SCOTT STRAUS [continued]: to destroy the Tutsi group inside of Rwanda.

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Professor Scott Straus defines genocide as the intent to destroy an ethnic, national, religious, or racial group. His explanation includes a real-world example and discusses international law.

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Genocide

Professor Scott Straus defines genocide as the intent to destroy an ethnic, national, religious, or racial group. His explanation includes a real-world example and discusses international law.

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