In this module we will examine the definition of genocide invoked by the United Nations and Genocide Watch President Gregory Stanton.
By the conclusion of this module you should be knowledgeable of:
- The definition of genocide used for international criminal law;
- The two components necessary to classify crimes as genocide;
- The 1984 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
At the end of the module, there is a short video by the United Nations explaining the historical precedence for the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the importance of continuing international efforts to prevent genocide.
After watching the video, there is a self-reflection journal entry to complete. This exercise is not to be evaluated by anyone but yourself. The purpose is for you to freely contemplate the self-reflection questions and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.