Posts Tagged ‘Kofi Annan’


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…)

Ten years ago, the world’s governments stood by and watched as an estimated 800,000 people in Rwanda were massacred in the space of a hundred days.

International Herald Tribune Op-Ed by David Bryer April 14, 2004 (more…)

By: Julie Flint and Alex de Waal

Eleven years ago, celebrating the creation of the world’s first permanent International Criminal Court, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan spoke of “a gift of hope to future generations, and a giant step forward in the march towards universal human rights and the rule of law.” (more…)

By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton[1]

Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, Volume 1, Number 2, September 2009, pp. 6 — 25

Abstract: Early warnings of the Rwandan genocide were ignored because policy makers perceived it as a “civil war”, denied the facts, and decided not to intervene, preventing  US and UN lawyers from calling the killing “genocide.” (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…)

By Jim Wurst, IPS, 16 December 1999

UNITED NATIONS. Dec. 16 (IPS) – An independent panel of inquiry has faulted the United Nations, the UN Security Council and member states of the world body for failing to prevent or halt the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. (more…)