Citizens for Justice and Peace

Violation of the Principles of International Law

01, Mar 2002

The communal riots in Gujarat in 2002 were in gross violation of the Principles of International Law. Moreover, the atrocities committed were in contravention of a number of International Conventions, few of which have been appended below. It is no secret that the communal carnage in 2002 has caused India a great amount of embarrassment in the world community.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights



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