A year ago, I wrote a short blog for Stop Genocide Now that made note of the significant move that ISIS had been declared “genocidal” by the United States. On March 17, 2016, then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated, “Daesh [Arabic name for ISIS] is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions […]
Author: Anna Gopsill
Anna was awarded a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide studies from the University of Amsterdam in 2014. She currently writes and researches for Stop Genocide Now with a specific interest in sexual violence, transitional justice and how genocide is perpetrated.
ISIS ‘genocidal’ says U.S.
On March 17, 2016, a landmark statement was made by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who termed the atrocities committed by the Islamic State (ISIS) against the as ‘genocide.’ At a news conference at the State Department he stated, “My purpose here today is to assert in my judgment, [ISIS] is responsible for […]
Escalating Violence in Burundi
On January 15, 2016, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement about the developing situation in Burundi. In it, he talked of the “deeply worrying trends” emerging from Burundi and called for urgent investigation into allegations of humanitarian abuses that originated from mid to late 2015. The current escalation of violence began […]