Raphael Lemkin
(June 24, 1900 - August 28, 1959) was a Polish-Jewish
lawyer who worked towards an international law against
genocide.  The historical attacks of the Ottomans against
the Armenians influenced his beliefs for the need of legal
protection for  groups. Thanks to his efforts, the United
Nations approved the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment of Genocide in 1948.