Posts Tagged ‘Failure’

 

By BARBARA CROSSETTE–December 17, 1999 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 16A strongly worded report issued today by an international panel of experts holds both the United Nations and leading member countries, primarily the United States, responsible for failing to prevent or end the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, which cost hundreds of thousands of lives. (more…)

By  George S. Yacoubian Jr.
Injustice Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1997

Abstract

The 20th century has witnessed the evolution of perhaps the most contemptible violation of state-perpetrated, international criminal law- genocide. Genocidal behavior however, has been routinely ignored in literature devoted to the discipline of criminology. (more…)

By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton[1] ©2002 Gregory H. Stanton

In 1994, 500,000 to one million Rwandan Tutsis along with thousands of moderate Hutus, were murdered in the clearest case of genocide since the Holocaust.  The world withdrew and watched.  To borrow a Biblical metaphor, we passed by on the other side. (more…)

By Jim Lobe–Inter Press Service–April 12, 2004

According to newly declassified documents released by the independent National Security Archive (NSA), President Bill Clinton’s somewhat indirect 1998 apology to Rwandans over Washington’s failure to act to stop the mass killings until it was too late was at best disingenuous, and more likely a deliberate distortion of what he knew and when he knew it. (more…)

By Kurt Mills

Introduction

A simmering humanitarian and security crisis in Eastern Zaire came to a head in late 1996 when a civil war broke out and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda. (more…)

Alex de Waal of Africa Rights was asked to comment on Susanne Jaspars’ article. He wrote the following letter as a response. (more…)

By Tom Giles

By late afternoon, they looked like water lilies cloaking the river’s surface.

Only when the light reflected off the water did you catch a truer glimpse of them: bodies by the dozen, bloated and obscene, floating together downstream. Bit by bit, you built up a picture of something human in the expanse – a back, an arm, the slope of a neck. (more…)

“Are all humans human or are some humans more human than others?” General Dallaire began his speech by posing this provocative, haunting question. (more…)

Darren C. Zook

I don’t care about the colour of the foot pressing on my neck—I just want to remove it.[1]
—Wole Soyinka (more…)

By Ernest Harsch

Ten years after one of the most horrific genocides of the 20th century, Rwanda is still in the process of rebuilding its devastated society. (more…)