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File #: 19-0152R    Version: 0 Name: Genocide Awareness Month - April 2019
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/22/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/22/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Genocide Awareness Month - April 2019 For the purpose of recognizing April as Genocide Awareness Month.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Awareness Month, Genocide
Attachments: 1. 19-0152R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_19-0152R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
Genocide Awareness Month - April 2019
For the purpose of recognizing April as Genocide Awareness Month.

Whereas, During the Second World War, Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent, coined the term “genocide” to describe a coordinated plan of action aimed at the destruction of the foundations of life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating a group itself, for example, by obliterating a group’s political and social institutions, culture, language, national feelings, religion, and economic existence, and destroying the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and the lives of individuals belonging to the group; and

Whereas, Following the Holocaust, on December 9, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 260(III)A, the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, declaring genocide to be a crime under international law, and defining genocide to include the commission of certain acts, including killing members of the group, causing bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about a group’s physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures to prevent births within the group, and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group, with the intent to destroy, in whole or in...

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