On the eve of International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, 9 December, we regarded on the origin of the phrase. Mr. Lemkin developed the time period partly in response to the Nazi insurance policies of systematic homicide of Jewish folks in the course of the Holocaust, but additionally in response to earlier cases in historical past of focused actions aimed on the destruction of explicit teams of individuals.

In a while, he led the marketing campaign to have genocide acknowledged and codified as a global crime. First acknowledged as against the law beneath worldwide regulation by the UN Basic Meeting in 1946, genocide was codified as an impartial crime within the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Hearken to UN Radio’s interview with Mr. Lemkin in 1947 here and the UN’s 1958 Citizen of the World episode on his life here, a part of our #ThrowbackThursday series showcasing epic moments throughout the UN’s previous, cultivated from the UN Audiovisual Library’s 49,400 hours of video and 18,000 hours of audio recordings.

Atone for our sequence here, and watch episodes from UN Video’s Tales from the UN Archive playlist here. Be part of us subsequent Thursday for one more dive into historical past.

Raphäel Lemkin. (file)

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Raphäel Lemkin. (file)

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