High School General Assembly Plenary


Delano Bernard
United States

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Committee: High School General Assembly Plenary

Topic: The responsibility to protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing, and Crimes against Humanity

Country: Guatemala

Delegate: Delano D.P. Bernard, Jamaica College

            It is Winston Churchill who said, "If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another." Throughout history, a prime example of  human right violations lie at the heart of Guatemala City, where the responsibility to protect and prevent Genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, was not a reality until 2007. Yes, history books have documented the tragic Guatemalan 36 year long Civil War from 1960 to 1996, but also in more recent times, the crime rate has nearly doubled through 20...