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What's the political reason that acknowledging genocide is such a 'big deal'?

Acknowledging genocide is a big deal, precisely because genocide is a big deal. It is considered to be the highest, worst, most inhumane, most heinous, most vicious crime of all crimes. It is the ...
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Why is the ICC focusing on the transfer of war orphans to Russia rather than Russia's much more obvious crimes in Ukraine?

Mass children abduction is not a "minor" crime. Connecting with Putin's denial of Ukraine as a separate nation and country, it is one of five acts that constitute genocide. forcibly ...
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Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide?

Genocide Defined The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the international law defining the crime of genocide) says that genocide is: In the present Convention, ...
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What is the significance of Sec. Pompeo's labeling of China's treatment of the Uighurs as "genocide"?

The USA has signed (in 1948) and ratified (in 1988) the UN Convention on Genocide - one of the founding declarations of the UN in 1948. The convention commits its signatories to the following ...
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Is "forced expulsion" equivalent to "genocide"?

If you look at legal definitions, the case is abundantly clear. The Rome statute of the International Criminal Court lists crimes that constitute genocide in Article 6, and crimes that constitute ...
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What exactly does Putin mean by 'genocide' in Ukraine?

According to this BBC Article from December, Putin is equating anti-Russian discrimination as equivalent to genocide: The Russian president's remarks on Thursday were aimed at addressing the issue of ...
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Is there a definition of Genocide which includes economical reasons?

Genocide is defined in the genocide convention as targeting a in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, by the enumerated acts. Note that reasons do not matter for this ...
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Why is the ICC focusing on the transfer of war orphans to Russia rather than Russia's much more obvious crimes in Ukraine?

Because if you want to indict Putin on an ICC-indictable crime it is better to pick one where the alleged crime is publicly sanctioned and acknowledged by high ranking members of the Russian ...
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What's the political reason that acknowledging genocide is such a 'big deal'?

What is Germany? Germany is the nation of some, but not all, German-speaking people of the former Holy Roman Empire. The Austrians were kicked out when Prussia defeated them in 1866. The western ...
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Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide?

China is actively terminating the future of an ethnic minority: The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping ...
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Is Darfur genocide religious/racial in nature?

Short Answer The opposing sides in the Darfur conflict are all at least nominally Sunni Muslim and would all be considered by people in the U.S. or Latin America to be "black". But, it is a ...
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Why did Nicaragua file a case against only Germany at the ICJ?

Unclear why the US was left out, but the BBC says Germany took the #2 spot in weapon sales to Israel in 2023, with about 1/3 of the value -- around $325 million. (I'm guessing that doesn't include ...
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Why is the ICC focusing on the transfer of war orphans to Russia rather than Russia's much more obvious crimes in Ukraine?

So why is the ICC starting out from a very minor crime rather than prosecuting Putin for starting the war in the first place? The crime of starting a war of aggression is specifically not in ICC's ...
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Is "forced expulsion" equivalent to "genocide"?

TLDR: Temporary relocation, if unavoidable, is legally permissible (art 49 Geneva conventions). Permanent expulsions, would be considered a crime against humanity per Rome Statute (article 7). (...
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What's the political reason that acknowledging genocide is such a 'big deal'?

Short answer: Human Rights above the political affiliation. Why America’s commitment to human rights Biden’s declaration represents an important step toward fulfilling America’s commitment to human ...
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Are there any indications what the stance of a future Trump administration would be towards Gaza?

It's difficult to predict the future, but all signs point toward a Trump term consisting of unequivocal support for Israeli actions—at least, insofar as ideological consistency is something that Trump ...
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What's the political reason that acknowledging genocide is such a 'big deal'?

(I'm not going to discuss any moral issues here, like if "just killing people" is morally any different from "genocide". Just trying to answer the question about why labeling ...
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Why has Trump refused to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

I'm not sure the Trump administration has explained why. They clearly prefer a more conciliatory tone toward Turkey than the Senate bill on this matter: "The position of the administration has ...
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Why is the ICC focusing on the transfer of war orphans to Russia rather than Russia's much more obvious crimes in Ukraine?

Three excellent answers are here so far, but two critically important aspects seem to have slipped from the existing answers. Here they are: It is not "just" about the forced deportation. ...
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Is there a definition of Genocide which includes economical reasons?

Is there a definition of Genocide which includes economical reasons? Yes. In 1994, Steven T. Katz provided a definition that includes economic reasons independent of other reasons. [Genocide is] the ...
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Is there a definition of Genocide which includes economical reasons?

There are reputable academic definitions of genocide intended to side-step this issue and which could certainly cover the slaughter of people belonging to a specific socio-economic group. For example, ...
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Are there any indications what the stance of a future Trump administration would be towards Gaza?

Additionally, Trump's administration cut all funding for UNRWA, at a time when other countries didn't, i.e. in 2018, add slashed all other aid: News that the Trump administration will end all funding ...
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Does France deny the support of genocide in African countries and mass-massacre of Algerian people?

France apologised for the Sétif & Guelma massacre in 2005, which is the only accusation of french genocide in Algeria that I'm aware of, however even the largest estimate of the death toll sits at ...
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What arguments do Russia-critics offer to support their view that Russia is committing genocide?

In the most general sense, "genocide" is destroying a people. The convention which specifies what that means tries to list various ways of how that may be accomplished. The name of the ...
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What exactly does Putin mean by 'genocide' in Ukraine?

This isn't new rhetoric, though I am not sure if Russia explicitly used the label genocide before. For example, in April 2021 Kremlin Chief of Staff Dmitry Kozak hinted at having to intervene in ...
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Is "forced expulsion" equivalent to "genocide"?

To answer the Q narrowly, genocide is probably not the right term, even Albanese, the "UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory", (who otherwise ...
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What exactly does Putin mean by 'genocide' in Ukraine?

Edit 24 feb 2022: It has become clear that the use of the word 'genocide' should have been taken in the context of Putin planning an invasion of Ukraine. Original answer: There is also a culture war ...
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What arguments do Russia-critics offer to support their view that Russia is committing genocide?

There is a difference between genocide and more generic war crimes and crimes against humanity. What sets those apart is committing enumerated crimes with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, ...
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Why do nations & international bodies not intervene using military force to stop genocides in nations where they don't have a geopolitical interest?

Why is there no universal standard procedure for military intervention when it comes to genocide ? Actually, there is. The United Nations has a specific international law for Genocide called the "UN ...
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