Powerful States Are Killing International Law, the Genocide Convention

Maung Zarni is a fellow with the (Genocide) Documentation Center of Cambodia and co-founder of the Forces of Renewal in Southeast Asia.  We are witnessing horrific violence being perpetrated against civilians including war refugees, women, children and elderly people in Myanmar, Ukraine, Israel and Israel-occupied Gaza by primarily state actors.  The founding members of the United Nations either look on, or, worse still, serve as enablers behind perpetrating states.   What we don’t see on the social media platforms and conventional TV monitors is the silent demolition of international law – the Genocide Convention no less – the Security Council