Post Tagged with: "genocide"

Breaking the Silence: Rwandan Women Survivors Give Testimony and Find a Voice

Breaking the Silence: Rwandan Women Survivors Give Testimony and Find a Voice

In contemporary Rwanda, women are willing to speak out and actively shape public discourse on such issues as the government, ethnicity, the genocide, and sexual violence.

The Consequences of Syria: Does the Responsibility to Protect Have a Future?

The Consequences of Syria: Does the Responsibility to Protect Have a Future?

Though the failure of the international community to prevent and alleviate suffering in Syria is lamentable, it is too early to despair over the future of the R2P.

Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

A historically framed IR, informed by a historical-sociological perspective, not only enriches IR theory but also helps to understand questions of transformation and phenomenon such as genocide.

Forecasting Genocide

Forecasting Genocide

While it might seem optimistic to think that a tool for forecasting genocide can break down the political calculations that so often seem to obstruct effective responses to genocide, it is surely a hope worth chasing.

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

The fact is that humanitarian intervention is here to stay. Instead of trying to get rid of it there is more prudence in allowing the lesser evil of a streamlined and legally-regulated form of humanitarian intervention to continue.

The Challenging Road to Reconciliation in Rwanda

The Challenging Road to Reconciliation in Rwanda

In the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Hutus killed about 700 hundred thousand Tutsis. This piece will discuss institutions and processes of reconciliation since the genocide, discussing both their positive and problematic aspects.

Review – “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

Review – “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

In this damning indictment of American indifference to humanitarian crises, journalist and academic Samantha Power refutes the arguments that US leaders were either unaware of genocidal horrors in the Twentieth Century or unable to stop them. Instead, the majority of American leaders knowingly did nothing as millions suffered.

Interview – Gareth Evans

Interview – Gareth Evans

One of the most depressing, and distressing, realities we have to acknowledge has been our inability to prevent or halt the recurring horror of mass atrocity crimes.

Whither R2P?

Whither R2P?

With the exception of Raphael Lemkin’s efforts and the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, no idea has moved faster in the international normative arena than “the responsibility to protect”. While blow-back from Libya is inevitable, nonetheless R2P is alive and well.

Review – The Role of France in the Rwandan Genocide

Review – The Role of France in the Rwandan Genocide

Kroslak contests that France was not only involved in events through passivity, but actually enabled the genocide through its support for the Hutu regime before, during and after the killing. Overall, this study represents an estimable and rigorously researched contribution to the subject, though, as this essay will unearth, there are some problematic elements to the book.

Racism and Genocide: Lies of Our Times

One of the hallmarks of totalitarian ideologues is the use of the big lie: a virulent attack on a defenseless group and then a categorical denial turning victims into executioners and executioners into victims. Professor Benny Morris practices the Big Lie.

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