Rwanda's Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice

Rwanda's Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice

by K. Moghalu
     
 

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In Rwanda's Genocide , Kingsley Moghalu provides an engrossing account and analysis of the international political brinkmanship embedded in the quest for international justice for Rwanda's genocide. He takes us behind the scenes to the political and strategic factors that shaped a path-breaking war crimes tribunal and demonstrates why the trials at Arusha, like…  See more details below

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In Rwanda's Genocide , Kingsley Moghalu provides an engrossing account and analysis of the international political brinkmanship embedded in the quest for international justice for Rwanda's genocide. He takes us behind the scenes to the political and strategic factors that shaped a path-breaking war crimes tribunal and demonstrates why the trials at Arusha, like Nuremberg, Tokyo, and the Hague, are more than just prosecutions of culprits, but also politics by other means. This is the first serious book on the politics of justice for Rwanda's genocide. Moghalu tells this gripping story with the authority of an insider, elegant and engaging writing, and intellectual mastery of the subject matter.

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'Kingsley Moghalu's book provides an extremely important addition to our understanding of how our world does and does not respond to genocide. Moghalu takes us through the political minefield in which the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established and traces exactly how the Tribunal dealt with its major legal and political challenges. There are some tragedies here but also some heroes. It is an exceptionally well written and engrossing account.' - Princeton N. Lyman, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow and Director of Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

'Moghalu's work will prove indispensable to understanding the contemporary politics of atrocity and justice as those that have played out in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His incisive account is grounded in a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the Tribunal's inner workings. Neither cynical nor triumphalist, Moghalu's book makes a serious and durable contribution.' - Madeline Morris, Duke School of Law, Director of the Duke/Geneva Institute in Transnational Law

'The defining event for the international community at its moral worst in recent decades was surely the Rwanda genocide in 1994: a failure of civic courage at the highest and most solemn level of international responsibility. In 2004-05 in Darfur, the world seemed to be dishonoring, yet again, the pledge of 'never again'. But in the meantime the United Nations had set up an international tribunal to hold perpetrators of the Rwanda genocide criminally accountable. Kingsley Moghalu's book is an insider account of the workings and significance of the tribunal. In examining the strategic and political factors, both domestic and global, behind the quest for international justice in Rwanda, Moghalu argues that the very concept of justice is on trial. He makes a persuasive case that the tribunal has made a major contribution to the development of international humanitarian law.' - Ramesh Thakur, United Nations University

'Kingsley Moghalu's serious and compelling book returns us to one of these dark times: Rwanda's genocide...Moghalu offers a compelling argument why more attention must be paid to international intervention more generally, if global responsibility is to act preemptively to prevent future genocides.' - Stephanie Zubcic-Stacey, The European Legacy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970817
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu was Special Counsel and Spokesman of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He has published widely on international affairs and international law in publications including the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, New York Law Journal, Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) and The Guardian (Lagos), and has been frequently interviewed for CNN, BBC, The New York Times and other international media.

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