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Armenian Genocide 1915

(April 1915) Armenian civilians, escorted by armed Ottoman soldiers, are marched through Harput, to a prison in the nearby Mezireh.

There were an estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire before the First World War. Approximately one and a half million Armenians were killed from 1915-1923. The remaining part was either islamized or exiled.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

On December 9, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, that defines genocide as an international crime. The signatory states are obliged to prevent and punish the perpetrators.

According to the Convention, a genocide is one of the following acts aiming to completely or partially exterminate a national, ethnic, racial or religious group:

  1. Murder of the members of a group
  2. Serious bodily or mental harm to the members of a group
  3. Deliberate creation of such living conditions for a group that brings about its complete or partial physical extermination.
  4. Implementation of measures aimed at preventing birth rates within the group
  5. Forcible transfer of children from one group to another.

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