Struggle Session Case Study

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A struggle session was a form of public humiliation which was used by China during Mao Zedong’s reign. Struggle sessions were used to humiliate and or persecute rivals politically or in general. The victim of the struggle session was forced to admit their wrong-doings. This made them an even easier target because they have said their crime even if it was untrue. The significance of the struggle sessions was that they maintained control within China because the victims stopped acting in a way that China opposed.

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Duch took part in the Khmer Rouge which started the Cambodian genocide. The Cambodian genocide included the relocation of people to labor camps and then being starved or worked to death. Duch was the commander of the S-21 prison
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The treaty ended the war in Bosnia and tried to gain peace for Bosnia. There were two parts separated within Bosnia. There were the Croatians and the Serbs. The significance of the Dayton Accords was that it helped bring about peace in Bosnia.

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Akayesu took part in the Rwanda genocide during the mid-1990’s. The Rwanda genocide was against the Tutsis. The Hutu’s mass murdered many of the Tutsis in Rwanda. Many Hutus and Tutsis were sent to labor camps where a lot of women were raped, or became sex slaves. Akayesu did not try to stop the killings. He was later tried in court and was convicted of genocide. However, this time the genocide was mainly due to the fact that the women were raped. The significance of Akayesu was that his court case expanded the definition for genocide at to rape.
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The Nazis thought of the Romas (Gypsies) as an inferior race. The Nazis sent hundreds of thousands of Romas to forced labor and mass murder. The Romas were persecuted heavily and had a similar fate as to the Jews. Germany denied all accusations of genocide and didn’t accept their fate. The significance of the Porajamos was that Germany later overcame their denial. g1) The Gacaca was a traditional court that allowed people to testify for themselves and judged by the elected lay judges. The Gacaca judicial process only affected people who were outside of the jails. This is because the amount of people in the jails were far too much and the cases would have taken an extensive amount of time. Many perpetrators were trialed for the Roma genocide. There was an influx of people who confessed and people who tried to deny. The significance of the Gacaca was that it allowed the culprits to be convicted for their atrocities at the Roma

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