The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace promotes the development of the International Judicial Forums: “New Proposals for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” in major cities around the world, seeking to foment critical and constructive thinking about the national and international criminal policy regarding genocide as a capital crime:
1. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted in 1948, and the Rome Statute of 1998, have not prevented other genocides from being committed after World War II. This leads us to question the efficiency and effectiveness of these international instruments to achieve the peace and security of States. That said, the twentieth century has been considered “the century of genocide”. In fact, historical evidence shows that from 1945 to the present, there have been about 250 armed conflicts in the world and approximately 120 million deaths, the majority of whom were victims of their own States, not the enemy.
2. After World War II, acts of intolerance, discrimination, ethnic hatred, cultural disintegration and acts of political exclusion against minority groups have been frequently taking place around the world, these are the warning signs of the possible commission of future genocides, which it is vital for States to prevent.
3. Current instruments of international criminal law lack clear enforcement mechanisms, as well as effective methods to prevent the crime of genocide and protect the well-being of the human family, making it necessary to create opportunities for reflection to highlight the indifference of the nations in the face of genocidal barbarism.