Activities of European colonists and importation of previously-unseen diseases caused many deaths in other Canadian native communities; the Beothuk are unique in Canadian history as having suffered not only genocide but outright extinction.
At the same time, it was broad in that it included not only physical genocide, but also acts aimed at destroying the culture and livelihood of the group.
The phrases "never again" and "not on our watch," which have often been used in relation to genocide, have been continually contradicted.
The United Nations established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for the prosecution of offenses committed in Rwanda during the genocide which occurred there beginning April 6, 1994.
Genocide refers to efforts to destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group of people either entirely or a substantial portion thereof.
Principal testimonials from thousands of Aboriginals compiled by former United Church of Canada minister, Reverend Kevin Annett, and his Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada has added considerable merit to this revelation.
The international community has developed a mechanism for prosecuting the perpetrators of genocide but has not developed the will or the mechanisms for intervening in genocide as it happens.
The following are some examples of genocide occurring at different times in history, throughout the world.
Armenians around the world mark the genocide in different ways, and many memorials have been built in Armenian diaspora communities.
Dutch law restricts prosecutions for genocide to its nationals.
To overcome genocide, people must learn to live together as one harmonious human family, guided by loving parents, so that man no longer kills his own brother.
An accusation of genocide is certainly not taken lightly and will almost always be controversial.
Revisionist attempts to deny genocide are, in some countries, penally repressed.
Genocide has been deemed criminal by the United Nations, as well as numerous individual nations.
Genocide appears to be a regular and widespread event in human history.
Genocide is rooted in segregation, fear, and hate.
Only when all of the worldwide human family are bound in heart in this way will genocide become a thing of the past.
Nazi genocide before and during World War II and the Holocaust (1933–1945) resulted in the systematic extermination of upwards of 11 million people.
In 1993, Belgium had adopted universal jurisdiction, allowing prosecution of genocide, committed by anybody in the world.
The Bible contains several accounts of genocide, although the perceived accuracy and import of these accounts is related to the reader's opinion of the Bible as a whole.
James Smith of Aegis Trust, a British NGO dedicated to the prevention of genocide, says finding an exact number is not the point: "What's important to remember is that there was a genocide.
Individual nations have their own laws regarding genocide, including the possibility of prosecuting perpetrators for acts committed in other countries.
The rapid rate at which people were killed far exceeded any other genocide in history.
Genocide, considered by some to be our world's only universal taboo, takes place much more often than anyone could imagine or would like to admit.
The issue of genocide against the aboriginal peoples of Canada (during the conquest of "turtle island" or the North American continent) has received international attention from various human rights organizations.
Tragically, their "genocide" is unique in the sense that it appears to have been a drawn out and unintentional exercise founded in mutual distrust and ignorance.
All signatories to the CPPCG are required to prevent and punish acts of genocide, during both war and peace, though some barriers make this enforcement difficult.
Lemkin's original genocide definition was narrow, as it addressed only crimes against "national groups" rather than "groups" in general.
A major criticism of the international community's response to the Rwandan Genocide was that it was reactive, not proactive.
Determining which historical events constitute genocide and which are merely criminal or inhuman behavior is not a clear-cut matter.
To date, all international prosecutions for genocide have been brought in specially convened international tribunals.
The War in Darfur is a major armed conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, that began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing Darfur's non-Arab population.