"Ethnic Cleansing" Is a Euphemism Used for Genocide Denial


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Gregory Stanton on the Mainstreaming of Slobodan Milošević ‘s Euphemism “Ethnic Cleansing” in Cases of Genocide


In Stanton’s expert opinion, no prosecutor can charge anyone for committing “ethnic cleansing” as it is not a crime under international law. The term is a license for impunity.


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Tuesday 31 August 2021; 12 noon US Eastern; 5:00 pm London; 11:30 pm Yangon


FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles across Asia


Renowned genocide scholar Gregory Stanton speaks on the mainstreaming of Slobodan Milošević ‘s euphemism “ethnic cleansing” in cases of genocide.


Rohingya lawyers, activists, and refugees have been campaigning for both the end to Myanmar’s persecution of their ethnic-national community and international recognition of Myanmar’s policies as genocidal since Myanmar’s first wave of a genocidal purge of a substantial number of Rohingyas – over 200,000 – under the invented pretext of “illegal immigration operations” in the spring of 1978.


There has been a sense of shock and repulsion among Rohingyas and their supporters when the United States and the United Kingdom officially issued commemorative statements and tweets, misnaming and misframing Myanmar’s crime of genocide as “ethnic cleansing”.

In his forthcoming essay entitled “Ethnic Cleansing” is a Euphemism Used for Genocide Denial”, Dr. Gregory Stanton, the founding President of the Genocide Watch, Yale Law-trained legal scholar and former US State Department official, called attention to the failure of the so-called international community to call a spade a spade, a genocide a genocide.


The renowned genocide scholar writes, “(t)he UN, press, human rights groups, and many governments still call the Myanmar Army’s aggression, genocidal massacres, and forced deportation against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing.” “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milošević and Serbian propagandists as a euphemism for forced deportation and genocide.” (See https://en.prothomalo.com/opinion/myanmars-genocide-bleached-as-ethnic-cleansing)


In Stanton’s expert opinion, no prosecutor can charge anyone for committing “ethnic cleansing” as it is not a crime under international law. The term is a license for impunity.


Tune in to the interview with Professor Gregory Stanton on this crucial topic on the Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) Facebook LIVE on the FORSEA Dialogue Series on Democratic Struggles in Asia, in collaboration with the FRC.


Host Dr. Maung Zarni, Co-founder FORSEA and Free Rohingya Coalition, Fellow, Documentation Center – Cambodia

Guest Dr. Gregory Stanton, Former US State Department Official, Renowned Genocide Scholar & Founding President of the Genocide Watch


Tuesday 31 August 2021; 12 noon US Eastern; 5:00 pm London; 11:30 pm Yangon


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WATCH LIVE HERE Click the link below to listen to Greg read his poem "What is justice?" at the FRC Genocide Memorial Event on 25 Aug. Gregory Stanton on the Mainstreaming of Slobodan Milošević ‘s Euphemism “Ethnic Cleansing” in Cases of Genocide | FORSEA

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