- Genocide definition: Deliberate killing a certain group of people mostly because of their ethnicity or religion.
- Convention definition: (Less formal than a treaty)An agreement between countries about a specific topic.
- The treaty is written & translates in 5 different languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, French & Russian,
- President of the U.S at the time, Harry Truman signed the treaty in the year 1948, sent it in to senate to be approved in 1949, but it wasn’t until the year 1986, with Ronald reagan as president, until the U.S really signed on to the treaty.
- Currently, there are 140 states that have ratified this treaty
- The treaty is international
- Contains the Preamble, followed up by 19 articles.
- It took the U.S about 37 years to sign on to the treaty
- The genocide convention is also know as the “Convention on the Prevention & Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”.
- The convention was a treaty that countries signed to promise that the events of genocide would “Never Again” happen.
- About 50 years after the convention was signed, and the world had promised “never again” there were more crimes of genocide.
There are genocides still happening today in the world and no one is stopping to help or care.
What truly happened to Never Again?