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Remembering Those Who Perished In The Rwanda Genocide

Remembering Those Who Perished In The Rwanda Genocide

On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution (A/RES/58/234) designating 7 April, the start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. Every year, on or around that date, the United Nations organizes commemorative events at its Headquarters in New York and […]

Swedish Court Upholds Life Sentence In Rwanda Genocide Case

Swedish Court Upholds Life Sentence In Rwanda Genocide Case

A Swedish court of appeal on Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment verdict it gave to a man for genocide during the Rwanda conflict in 1994. The Svea court of appeal in Stockholm said Claver Berinkindi, a man in his early 60s who sought political asylum in the Nordic country in 2002 and became a citizen […]

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]

Stories From The Rwandan Genocide: Whose Idea Was It?

Stories From The Rwandan Genocide: Whose Idea Was It?

How do you plan a genocide? Who first came up with the idea? Who organised the weapons and trained the militia groups? How many people knew beforehand that it was going to happen? In A Time for Machetes, Jean Hatzfeld asks similar questions: “At what moment was the decision made? How did the fateful meeting […]

Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

An audio-visual slideshow of Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide discussing the Rwandan Genocide, and what we can do to try and stop similar events from happening worldwide.

Preventing Genocide

Preventing Genocide

The 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (article 2) defines genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group … “, including: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to […]