Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Sudan's Darfur crimes not genocide, says UN report
The report by a five-member commission, headed by the Italian judge Antonio Cassese, is due to be published today.
The study was set up by the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, in October to investigate whether genocide was being conducted in Darfur, where tens of thousands have been killed and 1.8 million displaced.
A UN source said yesterday that the commission's conclusion was that the testimony it took did not amount to proof of genocide. "But it does say crimes against humanity of an ethnic nature have been committed and recommends going to the ICC."
A conclusion that genocide was being committed would have imposed an obligation on the international community to intervene in Darfur.
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I'm wondering what the difference is between genocide and "crimes against humanity of an ethnic nature".
gen*o*cide The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
Ia it not genocide because they didn't get them all or is it because of the last sentence?