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Bystanders to Genocide

Samantha Power's chilling summary in the September 2001 issue of The Atlantic of her three year investigation into how the U.S. passed up countless opportunities to intervene in the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which 800,000 Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus were murdered. Also, read Power's FRONTLINE article "Never Again" - The World's Most Unfulfilled Promise" which examines America's response to genocide since the Holocaust.

Defining the Crime of Genocide

Alain Destaxhe's analysis of the singular nature of genocide: how it is separate from all other crimes and why only three mass atrocities in the 20th century fit the definition. From Destaxhe's book Rwanda and Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Historic Chronology

This chronology offers the context and history of the genocide - - from the roots of Hutu - Tutsi conflict in the early 20th century, to mid - 1997 and the aftermath of the genocide.

The Genocide Convention

This is the international law adopted by the United Nations on December 9, 1948, which requires the countries that signed it to intervene in cases of genocide. For this reason, the Clinton administration in 1994 carefully avoided using the word genocide in connection with the Rwanda slaughter, instead citing only "acts of genocide."

Justice in Rwanda Today

A summary of arrests and trials as of June 1999.

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