Some Rules of Engagement Legacies of the 1999 Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Actions of the United Nations during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping
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  • 1 Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, UNSW, Australian Defence Force Academy

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (unamir) has gone down in history as one of the worst failures in the history of the United Nations. The shortcomings of the mission were the focus of several reports. In this paper, Rob McLaughlin analyses some of the key findings of the various reports, with an emphasis on the rules of engagement framework and how it was interpreted at various points throughout the mission.