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The International Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda
     

The International Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

by Arthur Jay Klinghoffer
 

The failure of the international community to prevent the 1994 Rwandan genocide has focused attention on the limitations of "humanitarian intervention" as a remedy for such tragic situations. But under what conditions should such intervention be carried out? What international laws apply? And under whose auspices should intervention be initiated?

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The failure of the international community to prevent the 1994 Rwandan genocide has focused attention on the limitations of "humanitarian intervention" as a remedy for such tragic situations. But under what conditions should such intervention be carried out? What international laws apply? And under whose auspices should intervention be initiated?

The International Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda explores these and other questions, seeking to determine what lessons may be learned from Rwanda for the future. Meticulously researched and drawing on the complete United Nations files on Rwanda, the volume offers a chronology of the events in Rwanda up until the April 1996 departure of the UN peacekeeping forces. Klinghoffer then examines the policies and actions of specific outside actors, as well as the deficiencies of international law and of United Nations procedures which hampered the effectiveness of the international response.

The definitive work on the Rwandan genocide, this book will have profound implications for future international responses to tragic situations in other troubled states.

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Explores questions surrounding the failure of the international community to prevent the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Chronicles events in the country up to the April 1996 departure of UN peacekeeping forces, then examines policies and actions of specific outside actors, as well as deficiencies of international law and of UN procedures which hampered the effectiveness of the international response. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814747216
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Jay Klinghoffer is a Professor Political Science at Rutgers University. He has been the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships and a Nobel fellowship, and is the author of several other books on African politics.

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