The notion of human security is always presenting new challenges to the international community. In the world that we live in, crimes against humanity are being committed almost daily in conflict zones and war torn countries. Although there are many, there is one act that is vast more brutal and barbaric than others. The word Genocide was created by a Polish writer called Raphael Lemkin. He combined the word genos (Greek for race) and the word side (Latin for killing). Continue reading
Yugoslavia was a country located in Southeast Europe for most of the 20th century. The country of the time was made up of Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Macedonia. Ethnic conflict among those nations eventually led to the dismantling of Yugoslavia. Continue reading
The Kingdom of Rwanda was founded in the 16th century and the ethnic groups who roamed the land were the Tutsi, Hutu and the Twa. In the 1930s, during the Belgian colonization of Rwanda, occupiers used physical anthropology in order to polarize the Hutu and the Tutsi tribes.