Posts Tagged ‘UN Security Council’

May 27, 2011

The Security Council today welcomed the arrests this week of two fugitives wanted by the United Nations tribunals set up to try those responsible for the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. (more…)

FLORENCE RADULL
Correspondent

Seventeen years ago this month the systematic and calculated massacre of an estimated one million Tutsi’s and moderate Hutu’s took place in Rwanda, in a matter of only 100 days. (more…)

By Eddie Rwema–Apr 14, 2011

More than 200 Rwandan genocide survivors gathered on Parliament Hill on April 7 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the brutal killing of more than one million men, women and children as a result of the 1994 genocide orchestrated against Tutsis in Rwanda. (more…)

BY MAGNUS MAZIMPAKA–FRIDAY, 18 MARCH 2011

37 men accused of a spate of attacks across Rwanda are alleged FDLR agents (more…)

By Linda Melvern Sunday August 10, 2008

How far was Mitterrand’s Government involved in the slaughter of hundred of thousands of Rwandans? (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…)

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: Tom Ndahiro

Introduction

Between April and July 1994, the world tried to ignore the annihilation of Tutsi in Rwanda. Today, it is impossible for anyone to forget the genocide. In particular, for survivors – those I call “living victims” – the genocide is a daily reality: it stole their friends and relatives, their plans and aspirations, and continues to haunt them. Raphael Lemkin argued that genocide is coordinated plans to destroy the essential foundations of the life of a group so that it withers and dies like a plant that has suffered blight. Genocide is a crime against all of humankind; against all notions of human civilisation. But it is also a deeply personal crime committed against individuals who re-live the memories of the genocide like a vicious, recurring nightmare. Survivors remain victims of the perpetrators, many of whose ongoing preoccupation is to alter or erase the world’s memory of the genocide. (more…)