Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Book — viii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Between 7 April and mid-July 1994 an estimated 937,000 Rwandans (according to a 2001 census the vast majority of whom were Tutsi), were murdered in massacres committed by militia, the gendarmerie and elements of the army, often with the participation of the local population (see Des Forges, 1999; Eltringham, 2004; IRIN, 2001)"-- Provided by publisher.
Book — 1 online resource (175 pages) Digital: data file.
1. History of the crisis
2. The ignorant bystander?
3. The indifferent bystander?
4. The bystander who did too little, too late?
5. The responsible bystander? Selected bibliography Index
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The ignorant bystander: Britain and the Rwandan genocide uses a case study of Britain's response to the genocide to explore what factors motivate humanitarian intervention in overseas crises. The Rwandan genocide was one of the bloodiest events in the late twentieth century and the international community's response has stimulated a great deal of interest and debate ever since. In this study, Dean White provides the most thorough review of Britain's response to the crisis written to date. The research draws on previously unseen documents and interviews with ministers and senior diplomats, and examines issues such as how the decision to intervene was made by the British Government, how media coverage led to a significant misunderstanding of the crisis, and how Britain shaped debate at the UN Security Council. The book concludes by comparing the response to Rwanda, to Britain's response to the recent crises in Syria and Libya. -- . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xiii, 188 pages) : map. Digital: data file.
The Addis ababa departure lounge --- The eagle eye --- At the first judgment --- Lines of defense --- The fool's game --- Counting up the Interahamwe --- The white man's grave --- A little murder among friends --- Opening up Kibuye --- Be like the Arab (reason to doubt) --- Closing up shop --- A mayor in turmoil (the doubt in reason) --- The principle of ignorance --- The betrayal of the "moderates" --- Like a flight of termites --- Loser's justice --- Giving and taking back.
In the wake of the genocidal violence that gripped Rwanda in 1994, the United Nations Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rhanda to seek accountability for some of the worst atrocities sicne WWII. Journalist Thierry Cruvellier spent years covering the court's proceedings in detail, interviewing the protagonists and dissecting the dynamics of war crimes justice. -- Back cover.