Miscellany

The following are links and multimedia broaching relevant topics:

Report from the United Nation High Commission of Human Rights

When allegations of human rights violations and genocide in Rwanda surfaced, the UN at first completely denied the situation. After some time, they could not afford to ignore the pleas for help and so they sent a representative from the UN High Commission of Human Rights to Investigate.

These are his findings and assessment of the situation in a document entitled:

The Arms Trade and Human Rights Abuses in the Rwandan War

Full Report on the Failure of UNAMIR

This is a large document released by the United Nations much after the genocide, detailing the primary areas of failure for the UNAMIR mandate, and how the situation should have been dealt with.

REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO THE ACTIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS DURING THE 1994 GENOCIDE IN RWANDA

Testimonials and Stories of Survival

Freddy Mutanguha was an 18 year-old at the time of the genocide, living in Kibuye with his parents and four sisters.

This is his story.

Below is a video of an interview with Apolinaire Kageruka, a 44-year old who also managed to escape with his life.

 

Lars Waldorf is a lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London and an expert on the Rwandan genocide. He ran Human Rights Watch’s field office in Rwanda in 2002 and 2003 and covered genocide trials at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 2001.

This is his podcast about the Rwandan Genocide in its entirety.

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