Thursday, March 17, 2016
On US decision of labelling ISIS attacks as 'genocide'
This week, Congress overwhelmingly approved a resolution that assigns the "genocide" designation to ISIS' atrocities, according to The Associated Press.
But the Obama administration is still awaiting a legal review and hasn't yet made an official determination on using the word, which carries a certain power as an official designation.
A 1948 treaty, signed by the US and 147 other nations, declares genocide a crime under international law and states that countries need to work together "to liberate mankind from this odious scourge."
Posted by wikisabah at 4:05:00 PM