“Denial is the final stage that lasts throughout and always follows a genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide … try to cover up the evidence … They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims. They block investigations of the crimes, and continue to govern … with impunity … unless they are captured and a tribunal is established to try them. The response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts...”No one, no institution, none, can stop the work to inform the whole world, comprehensively, of the Igbo genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest
(Gregory Stanton, president, Genocide Watch; professor in genocide studies and prevention, George Mason University, Virginia)
One of the obvious features any student of genocide picks up quite quickly about the perpetrator of this heinous crime is how open, less subtle, and often brazenly defiant they are with respect to their programme/policy towards a prescribed or targeted people.