Posts Tagged ‘UN’

Ajax students consider Lt.-Gen. Dallaire a hero

Reka Szekely–Apr 15, 2011

AJAX — Some Ajax students met their hero when retired Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire visited the school named in his honour on April 14. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

In modern democracies, the judiciary is seen as indispensable to rule of law and protection of rights. The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, for example, draw attention to “the importance of a competent, independent and impartial judiciary to the protection of human rights.” The Principles, drafted by a UN group to set judicial standards, maintain that the fulfilment of all other rights hinges on the proper administration of justice. (more…)

JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law responds to Peter Erlinder’s article Rwanda: Flawed Elections and the Politics of ‘Genocide Denial’, saying that certain of Erlinder’s criticisms of the ICTR are political or unfounded… (more…)

By Howard Adelman

In 1994, between 6 April and mid- July—a period of 99 days of mayhem—approximately 500,000-800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were slaughtered in Rwanda in a systematically planned genocide. (more…)

The leaked report accuses Rwanda’s leadership of mass murdering Hutu refugees in Congo. Once seen as heroes for ending the 1994 genocide – they’re now billed as villains. But oversimplified claims don’t serve justice, and may have dangerous consequences for regional progress. (more…)

CNN April 06, 2004

Western powers bear “criminal responsibility” for Rwanda’s 1994 genocide because they did not attempt to stop it, the commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the country at the time has said. (more…)

By Michael Montgomery and Stephen Smith
Much of what the world remembers about the Rwandan genocide are grim tales of betrayal, of neighbors killing neighbors and the slaughter of innocents. But there are other stories of people who resisted the urge to kill and who risked their lives to save the lives of others. (more…)