EU commits to int’l cooperation to fight genocide

BRUSSELS, The European Union on Sunday said it will continue working with national and international partners including civil society to prevent genocide and to fight impunity wherever it occurs. “We must never forget the atrocities of the past. We owe it to the victims of these crimes against humanity. We can only build a better future if we acknowledge the dark days of the past. It is a moral obligation towards humanity,” said EU High Representative Josep Borrell. He noted this in a statement tonight to mark ‘ The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime ‘ which falls on 9 December each year. The Convention provides the legal basis for action by States to prevent genocide. It now has 152 parties.

In the past twelve months alone, 3 countries – Dominica, Mauritius and Turkmenistan – have acceded to the Convention, noted the EU statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency