Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Monday, January 31, 2005

Darfur's denial
The Independent reports that "A special United Nations commission has decided that two years of violence in the western Sudan region of Darfur was not genocide but 'crimes against humanity with ethnic dimensions', according to leaks of the report in the US."

Could somebody please explain the difference to me? Seems to me that the world is looking for an excuse not to be forced (under UN genocide regulations) to act...