Twenty-Five Years After the Rwandan Genocide
The National Interest -

Peter Harris

Security, Africa

Sovereignty remains an effective shield behind which too many states can get away with committing mass atrocities.

Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda was enveloped by one of the most devastating mass slaughters in human history. At least eight hundred thousand ethnic Tutsis—more than two thirds of the Tutsi population of Rwanda—were massacred in the space of just three months at the hands of government forces, Hutu militias, and ordinary people blinded by hate. The...

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