Seth Ackerman SAckerman at
Mon Apr 12 13:07:02 PDT 1999

This is the key passage:

<<with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such>>

[Seth Ackerman]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Henwood [SMTP:dhenwood at]
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 1999 3:53 PM
> To: lbo-talk at
> Subject: RE: Re: genocide
> Seth Ackerman wrote:
> >"Transfering children of one group to another group through
> >adoptions" is not genocide. Neither is persuading people to be
> >"sterilized" -- whether through "deception" or not. You can treat
> people
> >very horribly without it being genocide.
> Nathan Newman said here recently:
> >By International law, genocide consists of:
> >
> >"In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts
> >committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national,
> ethnical,
> >racial or religious group, as such:
> >(a) Killing members of the group;
> >(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
> >(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life
> calculated to
> >bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
> >(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
> >(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
> You judge if the definition fits. Evidently Jesse Helms & Co. think
> so, or
> they might not oppose U.S. ratification of the treaty.
> Doug

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