But the world's commitment to opposing genocide is on trial yet again. For 15 months, battles have raged in western Sudan, where more than 30,000 black farmers and tribespeople have been killed. In addition, more than a million have been driven from their homes by violent Arab militias, the Janjaweed, believed to have ties to the Sudanese army.
Click the "Listen" link to hear about the crisis in Sudan, the cry of genocide, and the world's response.
Ambassador Michael Ranneberger, the State Department's special advisor on Sudan
Jennifer Leaning, professor of international health at Harvard University's School of Public Health. She just returned from a two-week trip to the Chad-Sudan border with Physicians for Human Rights
Samantha Power, lecturer in public policy, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, author of "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide."
This program aired on June 15, 2004.