DANI 1081 | 01.07.2020.

Piše:

10. Poricanje

25 godina

Deset faza genocida

10. Poricanje

Dr. Gregory Stanton: Denial is the final stage that lasts throughout and always follows genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims. They block investigations of the crimes, and continue to govern until driven from power by force, when they flee into exile. There they remain with impunity, like Pol Pot or Idi Amin, unless they are captured and a tribunal is established to try them. The best response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts. There the evidence can be heard, and the perpetrators punished. Tribunals like the Yugoslav, Rwanda or Sierra Leone Tribunals, the tribunal to try the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, or the International Criminal Court may not deter the worst genocidal killers. But with the political will to arrest and prosecute them, some may be brought to justice. When possible, local proceedings should provide forums for hearings of the evidence against perpetrators who were not the main leaders and planners of a genocide, with opportunities for restitution and reconciliation. The Rwandan gaçaça trials are one example. Justice should be accompanied by education in schools and the media about the facts of a genocide, the suffering it caused its victims, the motivations of its perpetrators, and the need for restoration of the rights of its victims

Dr. Gregory Stanton: “Poricanje je posljednja faza koja traje cijelo vrijeme i uvijek slijedi genocid. To je među najsigurnijim indiktorima daljnjih genocidnih pokolja. Počinitelji genocida iskopavaju masovne grobnice, spaljuju tijela, pokušavaju prikriti dokaze i zastrašiti svjedoke. Negiraju da su počinili bilo kakav zločin i često krive žrtve za ono što se dogodilo. Blokiraju istrage zločina i nastavljaju vladati sve dok ih se ne ukloni silom, kad bježe u egzil. Tamo ostaju nekažnjeni, poput Pola Pota ili Idi Amina, osim ako nisu zarobljeni i ako za njih ne bude osnovan poseban sud.
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