International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda." It also marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide. Here are a few reflections that focus on lessons learned and assessments of the international community's response:
20 Years after the Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons Learned and Unlearned (UN Secretary-General, April 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Available in multiple languages.
Failure to Prevent: International Decision Making in the Age of Genocide (Center for the Prevention of Genocide & National Security Archive, April 2014) [access]
- Part of a larger feature on Rwanda 20 Years Later: "The initiative includes the posting of a series of 'electronic briefing books' that provide in-depth background to pivotal events before and during the genocide when international action could have made a difference." One of these books, presented in three parts is "The Rwandan Refugee Crisis: Before the Genocide." (Note: Click on the "Document" links to view PDFs of the originals.)
Genocide of Rwandan Tutsi 1994 (MSF, March 2013) [text]
- Part of MSF's Speaking Out case study series. Several more recent case studies look at "the humanitarian consequences of the genocide affected-refugees and host populations."
The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years on (Oxfam Policy & Practice Blog, April 2014) [text]
Twenty Years on: The Rwandan Genocide and the Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response (Humanitarian Space, April 2014) [text]
Genocide and Justice: Rwanda Twenty Years On (Thomson Reuters Foundation) [access]
- "To mark the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwanda genocide, we showcase a selection of first-person accounts, features and factsheets highlighting the challenges of achieving justice and reconciliation in a country still haunted by the killings."
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