The term “cultural genocide” is used in a variety of contexts.
For example, it was used in the case of the Indonesian genocide in 1965.
But the definition of “cultural convergence” in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights is much broader than that.
It also includes “cultural or other discrimination based on race, religion, colour, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or other status, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, social origin or other relationship.”
It does not include “cultural and linguistic violence, incitement to violence, the promotion of hate speech, the prevention of genocide, the incitement of racial hatred, discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression, discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender expression, or any other form of discrimination.”
It’s the same principle that underpins the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
But it’s the definition that is controversial in the media.
ABC News’ Jennifer Liddon contributed to this report. “
It’s very much like cultural genocide, where you are trying to erase a culture that you’ve created, a unique culture,” she said.
“ABC News’ Jennifer Liddon contributed to this report.
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