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The Government should recognise the Holodomor as genocide

Submitted by Lily-Jane Betty McDonald on Wednesday 10th November 2021

Published on Wednesday 17th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 17th May 2022

Current Signatures: 21
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Crime ~ Deliberate ~ Genocide ~ Government ~ Law ~ People ~ Petition ~ Retribution ~ Soviet Union ~ The Government ~ UK Government ~ Ukrainian ~ Union

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The Government should recognise the Holodomor as genocide

Petition Details

The Holodomor was the death of at least 3.9 million Ukrainian people from 1932-33 as a result of policies implemented by the Soviet Union.

Additional Information

This petition only calls for the UK Government to recognise the status of the Holodomor as genocide, not for retribution.

The UK Government has claimed that the Genocide Convention cannot be retroactively applied. However, this only applies to the punishment of a crime not previously specified in law, not whether the crime can still be applied to the event.

The Soviet Union Government of the day are dead, as is the Soviet Union itself, so cannot be punished for what they did.

It can, however, be recognised in law that the Holodomor was a genocide of the Ukrainian people through the deliberate policies of the Soviet Union.


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