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Toward More Stories About the Humanness of the Victims

  • Antonius Puspo KuntjoroEmail author
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Abstract

Although genocide and other crimes against humanity were some of the worst tragedies in human history, for most people, the tragedies were not part of their lives. To see such tragedies only in legal terms would not help people to really see victims as fellow human beings. This would likely lead to indifference to their suffering. Paul C. Santilli invites us to reconsider the humanness of the victims. Santilli proposes two shifts in perspective: shifting our attention from the criminal to the victim and subsequently from the victim to humanity. This article is a response to this challenge and considers the addition of “fostering the agency of victims”, “beyond rational solidarity,” and “who instead of what is a human being” to the discussion.

Keywords

Story Humanity Humanness Genocide Crime Victim Suffering Agency Solidarity Ubuntu Tsedakah Human nature Human existence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitas Prasetiya MulyaTangerangIndonesia

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