Archive for December, 2010

By Jolyon Mitchell

Prologue

Not long ago I found myself in the back of a battered old car, juddering down a long bumpy road in Rwanda. It was dusty and hot. The journey was longer than expected. We were in search of one particular building. When we finally arrived at the small village of Ntarama, barefoot children dashed out of their houses, waving and laughing at us. It was a relief to get out of the car. I felt shaken up by the journey; but I would be far more shaken by what we found. (more…)

By R.J. Rummel

SUMMARY: 1. Introduction. 2. What is genocide? 3. Jurisdiction over the crime of genocide. 4. What is the origin of the term? 5. History of the crime of genocide. 6. Genocide as a sociological concept: a) the legal definition; b) the common definition; c) the general definition. 7. Genocide in history. 8. Causes and conditions of genocide: a) institutions of government; b) context; c) motives; d) stages. 9. Bibliography. (more…)

By Alan Whitehorn, The Kingston Whig-Standard, 14 January 2008

Over the past two years, there has been considerable research, discussion and debate about a Grade 11 course being developed for the Toronto District School Board. The course is to deal with the painful yet crucial topic of genocide. The proposed outline seeks to draw upon both historical and contemporary aspects. (more…)

By Cassandra Cotton

In a country where “…radio has become like the voice of God…”1[1], it should come as no surprise that the media, and in particular, the radio, played a central role in an ethnic conflict as bloody as any known in recent history. (more…)

In the 65 years since Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust, there has been no end to ethnic cleansing, genocide and mass murder on a global scale. (more…)

By Guenter Lewy

The question posed in the title of this essay appears to be nonsensical, if not outright self-contradictory, but in fact it is not. (more…)

BY RICHARD MGAMBA–The Guardian 1st October 2010

Rwanda`s Chief Prosecutor, Martin Ngoga was in Dar es Salaam this week, among other things, to gather evidence on some prominent figures who have been wiring money to Hutu rebels in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (more…)