According to legal scholar Raphael Lemkin (1900 – 1959):
Genocide “refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.”
“The end may be accomplished by the forced disintegration of political and social institutions, of the culture of the people, of their language, their national feelings and their religion.”
“It may be accomplished by wiping out all basis of personal security, liberty, health and dignity.”
“When these means fail, the machine gun can always be utilized as a last resort.”
“Genocide is directed against a national group as an entity and the attack on individuals is only secondary to the annihilation of the national group to which they belong.”
According to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the crime includes acts “committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” as such, including:
Killing members of the group.
Causing serious bodily or mental harm to its members.
Deliberately inflicting on them conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction in whole or in part.
Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
Russia’s SMO in Ukraine is worlds apart from how genocide is defined above.
It’s worlds apart from how Law Professor Francis Boyle described decades of apartheid Israeli genocide against Palestinians, saying:
“(T)he Israeli government and its predecessors in law – the Zionist agencies, forces, and terrorist gangs – have ruthlessly implemented a systematic and comprehensive military, political, religious, economic, and cultural campaign with the intent to destroy in substantial part the national, ethnical, racial, and different religious group (Jews versus Muslims and Christians) constituting the Palestinian people.”
Russia is pursuing publicly stated objectives in Ukraine, according to the rule of law.
Its aim is to neutralize the menace posed by hegemon USA’s created Nazified monster along its border.
Its objectives include demilitarization and deNazification of Ukraine.
Liberating illegally imposed Nazified occupation of Donbass.
Securing the Russian Federation by ending years of US-orchestrated and directed proxy war with intent to “cancel” the nation, as Sergey Lavrov explained.
According to the UN Charter and other international law, self-defense is inviolable, what Russia’s SMO is all about — what’s worlds apart from phony accusations of genocide.
Yet according to perversion of reality by the so-called Washington-based Newline Institute for Strategy and Policy, “Russia bears state responsibility for breaches of Article II and Article III (c) of the Genocide Convention (sic)” — a bald-faced Big Lie.
Founded and headed by Ahmed Alwani, he’s also president of so-called Fairfax University of America, the Newline Institute’s parent organization.
According to the US Education Department, the so-called university had only 153 students in the 2020-21 academic year.
It has only a small number of Twitter followers.
An unnamed Fairfax staff member stressed that its management cares only about maximizing revenue, not providing education for enrolled students, adding:
It’s the “worst place I ever encountered.”
It’s “no a legitimate university.”
It’s “based on fraud.”
“Every student that applies gets accepted.”
“No credentials are needed.”
“Fraudulent documentation is encouraged and is accepted by” Fairfax.
Alwani and other officials have “no prior experience in higher education.”
“This place will eventually be shut down (because of its fraudulent) activities.”
In March 2021, Newlines Institute published a (likely CIA or State Department financed) fake news report about alleged Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang that doesn’t exist — co-authored by 50 so-called human rights experts (sic).
The Institute’s latest fake news falsely accused Russia of inciting genocide with “intent to destroy” the Ukrainian people (sic)” — according to 30 so-called human rights experts (sic).
Ones likely bribed by hegemon USA to falsely claim what’s worlds apart from reality.
Falsely claiming a “serious risk of genocide in Ukraine (sic)” turned truth on its head and trampled on it.
The same goes for falsely accusing Moscow of rewarding soldiers for mass-killing of civilians (sic).
And this rubbish:
“The purveyors of incitement propaganda are all highly influential political, religious and state-run media figures, including President Putin (sic).”
“There is mounting evidence that Russian soldiers have internalized and are responding to the state propaganda campaign by echoing its content while committing atrocities (sic).”
So-called Institute “human rights experts” behind phony claims of genocide in Xinjiang against Uyghurs and Russia in Ukraine are no doubt card-carrying Chinaphobes and Russophobes.
Not a shred of credible evidence backs their claims because there is none.
Genocide is how US-dominated NATO and apartheid Israel operate — not China, Russia or other independent nations.
US armed, funded, trained and directed Nazified and conscript Ukrainian troops committed well-documented atrocities against civilians and Russian POWs.
Days earlier, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu stressed the following:
“For eight years, the (US-installed) Kiev regime methodically shelled towns and villages in Donbass.”
“During that time, more than 14,000 people were killed and about 33,000 were wounded.”
“All our attempts to force Kiev to implement the Minsk (conflict resolution) agreements were in vain.”
The Nazi-infested regime “simply ignored them.”
“Russia was forced to start a special military operation to protect people from genocide, as well as demilitarize and deNazify Ukraine, ensuring its nuclear-free and neutral status.”
According to Russia’s National Defense Management Center director, General Mikhail Mizintsev, on Friday:
Nazified Right Sector Ukrainian thugs publicly “call(ed) for genocide against the Russian-speaking population and the Greek diaspora,” adding:
“These actions of Ukrainian neo-Nazis are acts of terror against their own population and war crimes with no limitations period.”
These elements and Kiev regime officials “are war criminals…terrorists” and supporters of genocide against unwanted people.
The NYT, WaPo and other MSM highlighted the Newline Institute’s fake news report on Russian genocide in Ukraine that’s nonexistent made up rubbish.
Since the Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, they’ve been silent about years of war crimes and related atrocities committed by US-colonized Ukraine against all things Russia and Donbass residents yearning to breathe free from the scourge of illegally imposed Nazified occupation.