View Full Version : UN declares "Hateful words a war crime"

Friday, December 5th, 2003, 09:29 AM
Three Rwandan media executives were convicted by the international tribunal of committing and inciting genocide, war crimes and persecution in a case that will set a precedent for the new International Criminal Court.
Their weapons: the government-sponsored radio station known as "Radio Machete" and "Hate Radio" and a weekly newspaper whose agenda was the extermination of the country's Tutsi majority.


Friday, December 5th, 2003, 09:44 PM
The U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
drafted in 1966 and ratified by 151 nations including the United
States, says: "Any advocacy of national racial or religious hatred
that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence
shall be prohibited by law."