Author: David J. Simon

1 Introduction The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda elicited consternation about the hollowness of the post-Holocaust commitment to the mantra “Never Again.” It also ushered in volumes of genocide studies scholarship and efforts at public policy reforms. Yet in the quarter century

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping

internal law system, when this fails, however, the international judiciary steps in to protect these rights. 3 Despite significant progress in the codification of human rights in 21st century, the international community has witnessed many bloody wars. 4 The civil war in Rwanda was one of the largest post

In: International Community Law Review

monotonously noisy, with little to no attention paid to the ways in which practices of silence may be an equally important aspect of Pentecostal practice in some contexts. To address this gap, this article explores different understandings of noise and silence in Pentecostal and Catholic practice in Rwanda. I

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

legitimized by the doctrine of contempt. Primo Levi , The Drowned and the Saved Between October 1996 and September 1997 the Rwandan Patriotic Front ( RPF ) is alleged to have carried out what the draft UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report suspects to be “systematic, methodological and

In: Matatu

Introduction Gacaca , the local courts in Rwanda, officially closed on 18 June 2012. Launched in 2001 and after some ten years of existence, a little over 1 million genocidaires have been prosecuted before more than 11,000 gacaca courts for crimes committed during the Rwandan 1994 genocide

In: International Criminal Law Review
This book offers a thorough analysis of the establishment and the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Furthermore, it gives insight into how the Rwanda Tribunal has operated in practice during its first ten years and it examines the case law on the three major international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The author provides a balanced judgement of the contribution of the Rwanda Tribunal towards the development of international criminal law, emphasizing its strong points, in particular the case law on genocide, but also exposing its weaknesses in terms of legal reasoning. The author also demonstrates the inherent limits of the Rwanda Tribunal due to the political and social situation within Rwanda and due to its own Statute.
Author: Jane Boulden

1 Article Rwanda. In the context of the United Nations peace operations system one need only say the word to evoke a sense of failure and devastation. The extent and nature of that failure and devastation, across various levels of the UN system, as well as within its member states, is well

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping

rights violations. There are many stories to be told in this regard—South Africa, the Balkans, Colombia, not to mention Syria and Iraq. The focus for this article will be on the story of Rwanda and the Rwandan genocide when up to 1,000,000 people lost their lives between April and July 1994. I will look

In: International Journal of Public Theology
Author: Phillip Drew

I was a member of the advance party for the Canadian contingent to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda ( unamir ) when I arrived at Kigali airport in mid-July 1994. It is no exaggeration to say that when my colleagues (primarily members of 3 Commando, the Canadian Airborne Regiment

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping
Author: J.J. Carney

In a country in which nearly three-quarters of the population claimed the Roman Catholic faith, the Rwandan government and Hutu extremists killed upward of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu over the course of one hundred days between April and July of 1994. 1 In light of Rwanda’s status as one of

In: Journal of Religion in Africa