70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention

On 9 December 2018, we conmemorate the 70th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This occasion provides a good opportunity to highlight the paramount importance of this international treaty for universal justice and to reflect upon the root causes of genocide, and the challenges that the international community and affected communities must face in the fight against racism, discrimination, and hate crimes. 

 

Download our report on this important international instrument and its application in the genocide in Guatemala here, available in English  and Spanish (original).