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Speech: Can the World Stop Genocide?
Topic of the Speech: Genocide
Opening Statement: After the Second World War, the world passed the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and the Genocide Convention to no avail.
Three Main Points:
Ever since the concept of ‘genocide’ was created, the international community has seen
the rise of various genocidal actions in the world, including in Myanmar, Syria and
Despite being aware of the warning sides that lead to a genocide, nations rarely take
actions to prevent a genocide from occurring. Also rare is the criminalization of an
individual for their participation in a genocide.
Geopolitical relationships often play a part in the international community’s inaction
towards genocide and their victims.
Concluding Statement: It is imperative that the international community make the appropriate
changes to ensure that genocide is not only punished, but completely eradicated.
“Can the World Stop Genocide?” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, Dec. 8 2018,
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An Unbreakable Cycle
After the Second World War, the world passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and the Genocide Convention with the hopes that it would set a precedent for nations around the
globe. Though these documents sought to create a future where crimes like torture, ...