Tag - genocide



People hold candles as they attend a night vigil and prayer at the Amahoro Stadium as part of the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide, in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. Rwanda will soon commemorate the 30th anniversary this year.
Apr 3, 2024
Rwanda marks 30 years since genocide
During the 1994 genocide, Hutu extremists targeting the Tutsi minority slaughtered around 800,000 people in a massacre lasting 100 days.
Palestinians help an injured man in the aftermath of an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.
Feb 23, 2024
The Gaza war isn't a Holocaust, but it's still a nightmare
There are, sadly, many examples in history of the kind of conflict under way in Gaza, and the Holocaust isn’t one of them.
Villagers and volunteers dig for human remains of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
WORLD / Society
Feb 2, 2024
Victims of 1994 Rwandan genocide still being found 30 years on
Locating mass graves is an uphill task because only people who took part in the killings or relatives of the killers know their location.
The courtroom in The Hague on Friday as the International Court of Justice prepared to rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
World Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide
South Africa brought the case to the International Court of Justice earlier this month, asking it to grant emergency measures to halt the fighting.
South Africa has accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians amid the war in Gaza.
Jan 24, 2024
Should Japan support the ICJ genocide case against Israel?
South Africa has accused Israel of genocide in the International Court of Justice. The case can't be ignored, or impunity and the global order's collapse will be the price.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
A Palestinian girl who survived an Israeli strike is carried by her father next to the bodies of their relatives who were killed in the strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at International Court of Justice
A case brought by South Africa in December claims Israel's war against Hamas militants in Gaza violates the 1948 Genocide Convention.
People queue for bread in front of a bakery that was partially destroyed in an Israeli strike, in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
Time running out to prevent Gaza 'genocide,' say rights experts
"We remain convinced that the Palestinian people are at grave risk of genocide," the U.N.-mandated experts said in a joint statement.
Armenian refugees from Nagorno Karabakh in the center of the town of Goris, Armenia, on Saturday
Oct 1, 2023
'How can we live with them?' Terrified Armenians flee Karabakh
According to a count by the Armenian authorities, 100,417 people have entered Armenia since Sept. 24.
A document from archives on Pope Pius XII, who reigned from 1939-1958, containing the names of people who were executed during the Ardeatine massacre in Italy in March 1944
Sep 17, 2023
Letter shows Pope Pius XII probably knew about Holocaust early on
A letter found in the Vatican archives on the church's knowledge of the Holocaust conflicts with the Holy See's official longtime position.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2023
Canada settles $2 billion suit over ‘cultural genocide’ at residential schools
From the 19th century through the 1990s, thousands of Indigenous students were forbidden from speaking their ancestral languages and practicing their traditions.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2022
We have to talk about Adolf Hitler
“Hitler Kitsch,” “Nazi Porn” and Godwin's Law have given us the frightening ignorance of people like Kanye West.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2022
Zelenskyy praises German parliament for declaring Ukraine famine a genocide
In November 1932, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin dispatched police to seize all grain and livestock from newly collectivized Ukrainian farms, including the seed needed to plant the next crop.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2022
Russia’s mass abductions are genocide
Defeating Putin's troops isn't enough. Kyiv must also get back the hundreds of thousands of women and children the Russians have taken out of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2022
Uyghur leader urges Japan to join call for U.N. debate on alleged abuses in China
Japan's motions and statements on the issue are an 'empty promise, not enough to stop the ongoing genocide,' Dolkun Isa told reporters.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2022
'Genocide' in Xinjiang? Why the U.N. report steers clear.
As the fallout from the report continues to reverberate, some countries are considering how they can take the findings further.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2022
U.N. says China may have committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
The report was hailed by human rights groups for adding credibility to long-running concerns over violations that some Western nations have labeled genocide.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2022
Ukraine investigates deportation of children to Russia as possible genocide
International humanitarian law classifies the forced mass deportation of people during a conflict as a war crime. 'Forcibly transferring children' in particular qualifies as genocide.
Japan Times
May 28, 2022
Ferocious Russian attacks spur fresh accusations of genocide in Ukraine
A new report by legal scholars and human rights experts said mass killings and deliberate attacks on shelters by Russian forces had established a 'genocidal pattern” against Ukrainians.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2022
Why Ukraine war crimes trials could take many years
Long after the fighting ends, any prosecutions and trials arising from it could be barely beginning. Here is a look at the complexities of bringing aggressors to justice.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on