|Prior to the use of satellite imaging an array of complementing
sources of information will be compiled to establish a firm basis
for further research into the possibility of genocide in a particular
area. Information sources will include daily press reports, wire release,
government sources, reputable on line news services, human rights
reports, periodicals and scholarly research on the area in question.
This undertaking is the most staff intensive part of the center. Using
a technical, nonpolitical, non-religious based standard, the center
will search for trends toward genocide among the twenty-five to fifty
nations being tracked. The center will concentrate research on the
top areas where indicators of genocide are presents. The standards,
definition and indicators will be available at all times to the public
via the Internet and are the result of research of human rights and
genocide scholars and experts reaching back for over twenty years.
Scholar, trained staffs and interns will compile reports, confirm
human rights violations and track them on a human rights violation
tracking chart. The center will use a refined UN standard of genocide
on warn of situations of imminent genocide and occurring genocide
to the public at large, the UN Security Council, the media and member
nations of the UN.
|Four Tiers of Genocide
|FIRST TIER — FULL SCALE GENOCIDE
|The Center recognizes the 1949 UN Convention on
Genocide’s definition as "full-scale" genocide. Any of the following
acts with the intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnic, racial
or religious group. Also included is the category of ideological genocide.
|SECOND TIER — DE FACTO MILITARY GENOCIDE
|The Second tier includes intentional military
targeting of civilian population centers and/or when multiple human rights
violations take a predominant toll on human lives of a specific unarmed
public ethnicity, race, religious or ideological group.
|THIRD TIER — MULTIPLE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
|When a combination of several human rights abuses
from the "fourth tier" are present, thus indicating a potential
danger of massive human rights abuse or genocide.
|FOURTH TIER — ISOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
|When one or a few civil and/or human rights violations
are present without posing a serious immediate physical threat.