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The Role of the International Community in Stopping Genocide

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Title

The Role of the International Community in Stopping Genocide

Subject

United Nations.
Genocide -- Prevention.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Asad Gozeh, Kurdish survivor of the al-Anfal Campaign. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-11-20

Contributor

Gozeh, Asad

Relation

G36-00045
Tape number: 4114A

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Saunders, Pamela

Interviewee

Gozeh, Asad

Transcription

As far as I know, not a good step have been taken from the international community to stop genocide. In the past fifty or a hundred years, there has been a lot of cases of genocide all over the world. Still is happening: it's happening in Kosovo, it's happening in Chechnya, still happening in Kurdistan. It's happening in East Timor. Rwanda happened in 1994. Still the world is very slow to take an action. The world has big obligation to stop those dictators' totalitarian regimes from implementing their policies. Some minorities all over the world, some religions all over the world, are in danger. They are going to vanish if the world doesn't take an action.

The United Nations practically hasn't done anything. There is a lot of resolutions that came out of the United Nations, but when it comes to practically the interests of the big countries play a big role. There is five permanent countries in the Security Council, and if any of them uses veto against the countries that use means, bad ways to eliminate a minority, the United Nations cannot implement the policy, cannot do anything. The resolution will end up as only on papers. It's only ink on the paper, nothing more than that. So I hope there will be a change in the way United Nations are, and the United Nations will find a firm way to interfere and stop the brutal policies of some countries against their minorities, or genocide acts of those countries against the minorities.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:46

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “The Role of the International Community in Stopping Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 24, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/529.