The Rituals of a Massacre: Mapping Violence during the Rwandan Genocide

Asees Puri • Jun 24 2020 • Articles
During the Rwandan genocide, violence became the norm, and the performance of this norm was rendered relatively easy while simultaneously being socially rewarding.

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

E-International Relations • Oct 28 2019 • Features
Olivia Rutazibwa discusses the importance of Black History Month, silencing in IR, epistemic violence, decolonial approaches to humanitarianism and ethical retreat.

Interview – Kate Ferguson

E-International Relations • May 8 2019 • Features
Kate Ferguson talks to us about identity-based violence, the rise in mass-atrocities, the effectiveness of R2P, and the relationship between academia and policy-making.

Exhuming Norms: Comparing Investigations of Forced Disappearances

Tamara Hinan • Oct 24 2018 • Articles
The norm theories from International Relations fail to account for the differences in interpretation and implementation of the norms surrounding forced disappearance.

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Afa'anwi Ma'abo Che • Jun 1 2016 • Articles
Extant explanations of ethnic conflict typically fall under two fundamental theories. Neither can independently explain ethnic conflicts satisfactorily.

Moral Responsibility in International Relations: The US Response to Rwanda

Cathinka Vik • Feb 14 2016 • Articles
With the evolution of solidarism in the English School, new complexities associated with the concept of moral responsibility are revealed at the state level.

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

Richard Benda • Nov 17 2014 • Articles
Told or untold, known or unknown, the story of the Rwandan genocide still rouses raw passions and powerful emotions.

Rwanda’s Mediation of Memorialization through Community-Based Sociotherapy

Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the implementation of sociotherapy, and its focus on empathy and care, is helping genocide survivors deal with painful memories.

Lessons from a Personal Journey through the Genocide in Rwanda

Mukesh Kapila • May 15 2014 • Articles
The best way to honour those whom the international community failed in Rwanda twenty years ago is to learn the right lessons and apply them today with greater resolve.

The Failures of Bystanders to Prevent or Stop the Genocide in Rwanda

Part of the responsibility for the 1994 Rwandan genocide lies with the bystanders who watched the event unfold and did little to prevent it from happening.

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