We Charge Genocide: The Historic Petition to the United Nations for Relief from a Crime of the United States Government against the Negro People

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ARTICLE II, CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE:
Adopted December 9, 1948"In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
A. Killing members of the group;
B. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
C. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
D. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
E. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

ARTICLE III:
"The following acts shall be punishable:
A. Genocide;
B. Conspiracy to commit genocide;
C. Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
D. Attempt to commit genocide;
E. Complicity in genocide."

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Foreword to New Edition vii
  • Article II, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide xii
  • Contents xiii
  • The Petitioners xvii
  • Part I - The Opening Statement 1
  • To the General Assembly of the United Nations 3
  • Part II - The Law and the Indictment 29
  • The Law and the Indictment 31
  • Part III - The Evidence 55
  • The Evidence 57
  • Part IV - Summary and Prayer 193
  • Summary and Prayer 195
  • Part V - Appendix 199
  • Selected Bibliography 238
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