Failure to Prevent Gross Human Rights Violations in Darfur

Warnings to and Responses by International Decision Makers (2003 – 2005)


The book looks at the role of states and international organisations in their attempts to prevent the genocide in Darfur (2003-2005); from early warning to limited action in the field of humanitarian assistance, mediation, sanctions and peace-keeping. The book uses several theories to explain how decision-making led to the (absence) of international responses.

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Fred Grünfeld, Ph.D (1991, Maastricht), was professor at the University of Utrecht in the Causes of Gross Human Rights Violations at the Centre for Conflict Studies and is associate professor at Maastricht University of International Relations in the Faculty of Law at the Centre for Human Rights. In this series he published The Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda (2007) and International Crimes and other Gross Human Rights Violations (2011).
Wessel N. Vermeulen, Ph.D (2013, University of Luxembourg), is a post-doctorate researcher at OxCARRE, Department of Economics, at the University of Oxford. He published in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (2009)
Excerpt of table of contents:
Preface; List of Abbreviations;
Chapter 1. Introducing the research: questions and methodology
Chapter 2. Theories in International Relations
Chapter 3. Case studies: Rwanda (1994) and Srebrenica (1995)
Chapter 4. A background of Darfur
Chapter 5. Warnings: February 2003 – February 2004
Chapter 6. First Actions and Increased Public Outcry: March 2004 – May 2004
Chapter 7. Increased International Activity and Decision-Making: June 2004 – September 2004
Chapter 8. No Further Decisions: October 2004 – January 2005
Chapter 9. New Decisions of the Security Council: January 2005 – March 2005
Chapter 10. Epilogue: the international response to Darfur after 2005
Chapter 11. Conclusions
Appendix: Timeline; Sources and method; Timeline: 2003; 2004; 2005