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Ethnic Cleansing

Ethnic cleansing is a term that has come to be used broadly to describe all forms of ethnically inspired violence, ranging from murder, rape, and torture to the forcible removal of populations. A 1993 United Nations Commission defined it more specifically as, "the planned deliberate removal from a specific territory, persons of a particular ethnic group, by force or intimidation, in order to render that area ethnically homogenous."


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Ethnos / Ethnic    Displaced Person    Human Rights    Indigenous People    Marginalisation    Racism    Refugee    
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