Abstract or Introduction
Still genocide in Africa has not received the same attention as genocide in Europe or in another part of the world.
I would like to discuss why genocide is so elusive. Therefore I use the example of genocide in Rwanda in 1994 when around one million Tutsis and moderate Huts were killed during a period of only 100 days.
Such a large amount of people in such a short time demands a good preparation and organisation. That makes it very difficult for the justice to find the right preparators, especially after the ending of the war – the so called ‘post-conflict’ situation and there are a lot of new factors which can increase a new situation of violence.
After a short definition what is genocide I will focus on the conflict in Rwanda and emphasise how the International Crime Court or rather the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is working especially when it’s about post-conflict justice and which difficulties they have when it is about judgement in a genocide-case.
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- Anne Gehrke (Author), 2007, International Relations , Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/121650