What is Genocide?
China is committing genocide against the Uyghur community. According to the United Nations, in the present Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II states “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:
- killing members of the group;
- causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
As of July 2019, 152 states have ratified or acceded the Genocide Convention – including China.