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While Historians disagree about the precise definition of Genocide; a legal definition can be found in The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948. "Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious , group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Since the convention was adopted, several instances of genocide have fallen under its ambit, including The Holocaust (a term which is usually specifically used to describe Nazi Germany's action against Jews and others in World War 2), The Rwandan Genocide of 1994, and The Bosnian Genocide of 1995. There are other conflicts in the world which some people may characterise as genocide and may, in future, be classified as such by The United Nations. See link for information on Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the word genocide in 1943.

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The term genocide was only coined after the Holocaust in WWII, but also has occurred before and since. Today, a current debate is over whether or not the conflict in Sudan (Darfur region) should be considered a genocide. The U.S. has publicly called it a genocide but other countries have not done so. This may be because of the fact that if a conflict is deemed a genocide, countries are obliged to act to prevent it according to international law. Another recent genocide is the Rwandan genocide, which occurred in April of 1994 when around 800,000 people were killed in about 100 days.

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Yes. In abortion and unjust Laws..massive killings do exist still

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