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Accountability In The Aftermath Of Rwanda's Genocide, Jason Strain, Elizabeth Keyes Jan 2003

Accountability In The Aftermath Of Rwanda's Genocide, Jason Strain, Elizabeth Keyes

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Over the span of 100 days in 1994, almost one million Rwandans died in a genocide that left Rwandan society traumatized and its institutions in disarray. The genocide implicated not only the actual instigators and killers, who came from all levels of Rwandan society, but also the culture of impunity that had thrived in Rwanda for decades. This culture of impunity and inaction in the face of atrocities eerily mirrored the international community's failure to intervene to prevent or respond to the genocide. The genocide provoked a process of reflection within Rwanda and the broader international community about how ...