Over 100 years ago, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred. Many of the perpetrators of these crimes went scot free because there was no internationally recognized crime for acts of genocide. With the Nuremberg trials and the Genocide Convention however, genocide has become an internationally recognized crime.
For 105 years, the Armenian genocide has been politicized especially with its non-recognition by the Turkish government. Today,April 24 marks 105 years since the start of the Armenian genocide which culminated in the massacre and expulsions of over a million Armenians. Where are we a century afterwards? What lessons has the world learned since then?
Following the Armenian genocide, there was the Holocaust, killing fields of Cambodia, Rwandan genocide among many other conflicts rising to the threshold of genocide. Have we learnt any lessons? Is “Never Again,” a facade?