Ben Kiernan has labelled the destruction of Carthage at the end of the Third Punic War (149–146 BCE) “The First Genocide.”
When was genocide first defined?
Background. The word “genocide” was first coined by Polish lawyer Raphäel Lemkin in 1944 in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. It consists of the Greek prefix genos, meaning race or tribe, and the Latin suffix cide, meaning killing.
What are the 11 war crimes?
Crimes against humanity
- mass systematic rape and sexual enslavement in a time of war.
- other inhumane acts.
Where is Rwanda country?
Rwanda is a densely populated, land-locked country in east-central Africa. Its neighbours are Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is mountainous, with grassy uplands, steep hills and deep valleys. Most people live in rural areas.