15 The holocaust as topic in Global Citizenship Education

摘要

Genocide is a crime, whether carried out at a time of peace or time of war, and the convention reminds us about the moral problem faced by bystanders: that we cannot justifiably turn our back and not take a stance when the lives of innocent children, men, and women are threatened or targeted by a sovereign government, be it our own or that of another nation. Hereby, the very concept of genocide has come to alter international law in proposing that there are good grounds for building international justice. The Holocaust presents us with millions of good grounds for building our understanding of international law and justice: millions of lives, each providing a valuable reason for why we should care.

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