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atrocity

noun abomination, abuse, act of ferocity, atrocious crime, atrocitas, barbarity, deed of savagery, ferocity, flagitious villainy, flagitiousness, flagrancy, gross offense, heinousness, holocaust, infamy, inhumanity, iniquity, malevolence, maltreatment, monstrosity, nefariousness, nefas, res atrox, savagery, truculence, victimization, villainy, wannonly wicked conduct, wickedness
Foreign phrases: Patria potestas in pietate debet, non in atrocitate, consistere.Paternal power should consist of affection not of atrocity.
See also: abuse, cruelty, delinquency, misconduct, misdeed, vice, wrong
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The United States has a moral obligation to do all it can to prevent mass atrocities and ethnic cleansingand to make clear to those responsible that their actions will not be tolerated.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Pakistan has been marking 5th February as Kashmir Day since 1990 to express solidarity to the innocent Kashmiri people against atrocities of Indian Government to highlight the issue in front of world.
Responding to a question, he asked United Nations to take notice of Indian atrocities and ensure implementation on its on resolutions.
The Labour leader's spokesman said that while it was "absolutely correct" for the world to focus on atrocities committed by Russia and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, it could divert attention from "very large-scale civilian casualties as a result of the US-led bombing".
He called upon the world community to take notice of Indian atrocities in held Kashmir.
Part 1 explores conceptual approaches to prevention, while Part 2 investigating the non-occurrence of genocide and mass atrocities, examining why mass atrocities donAEt always occur in places and populations at risk.
Tunisia's endorsement of this initiative is motivated by its concern to preserve Human rights," Baccouche said at high-level ministerial meeting on the initiative to restrain veto power in situations of mass atrocities.
Speaking to reporters outside the Security Council the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, said that "in the case of mass atrocities the paralysis of the Security Council is not acceptable.
We condemn terrorist acts of any kind and deplore the loss of lives and the distress caused by these savage atrocities against tribesmen defending their towns and innocent citizens of Baghdad," said Michael Mann, spokesman for outgoing EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in a statement.
When the IS committed atrocities in Iraq the US launched airstrikes against them and are now arming their opponents.
The initial international response was more effective, when several African countries faced mass atrocities, HRW said.
Collected by a then-secret group in the wake of the My Lai investigations, these records detail approximately 800 alleged and investigated incidents and cover-ups of atrocities committed by American military personnel.