Share and sign appeals about genocide in Ukraine

26 April 2022

Ukrainian lawyers have prepared appeals to 152 countries that have ratified the Genocide Convention, reminding and insisting on fulfilling their obligations to prevent the crime of genocide. It was reported by the telegram channel “Dead Lawyers Society.”

According to the appeal, to date, most of the evidence that has already been documented and confirmed by independent observers can be considered evidence of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Russia.

The criteria for these conclusions are set out in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention).

Genocide, as defined by Article II of the Genocide Convention, includes acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical
destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

A fraction of the facts that has already been documented and confirmed by independent observers include as of 4 April 2022 the followings (however, there are many more which are yet to be recorded and reported):

1)Deliberate killing of civilians, torture and mass rapes;

2)An ongoing unprecedented campaign of Russia’s deliberate shelling;

3)Russia’s denial of humanitarian assistance to those requiring it;

4)Mass deportations of Ukrainian civilians from the occupied territories.

Particular attention is paid to the specific intention of Russian criminals to commit genocide of Ukrainians by total or partial extermination of Ukrainians as a national group. It is confirmed by the following facts:

1) denial of the President of the Russian Federation the right of Ukraine to exist as a sovereign state;

2) destruction of civilians;

3) the use of indiscriminate weapons;

4) the use of mobile crematoria and mass graves to hide the true number of Ukrainian civilians killed by the Russians;

5) intentional or unintentional attacks on the Ukrainian cultural heritage;

6) persecution of Ukrainian activists, journalists, politicians and other patriots through so-called “lists of destruction” and the use of mercenaries and murderers.

You can help by spreading information about this appeal on your social networks and sending it to foreign friends.

You can sign the appeal at this link.

Details – on the site

To date, hundreds of people around the world, including Ukraine, Poland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada, etc., have signed the petition.