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At Issue: Ethnicity, Violence, and the Narrative of Genocide: The Dangers of a Third-Term in Rwanda

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

by Ryan Goehrung Abstract Rwanda’s upcoming August 2017 presidential election provides a unique opportunity for the international community to reflect upon the past and contemplate the future of a nation… Read More

Is U.S. Cooperation with the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Unconstitutional?

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Paul Magnarella Factual Background On December 17, 1997 US Magistrate Marcel Notzon in Laredo, Texas stunned the US State Department and human rights advocates around the world by ruling… Read More

Conventional Wisdom and Rwanda’s Genocide: An Opinion

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Tony Waters Certain thoughts about the Rwandan genocide of 1994 are commonly accepted. For the most part, these ideas have been used to explain the causes of the genocide… Read More

Kabila Returns, in a Cloud of Uncertainty

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Thomas Turner  Introduction Since the 1960’s, Laurent Kabila had led a group of insurgents against the dictatorial Mobutu Sese Seko government in Kinshasa, operating along Zaire’s eastern border (1).… Read More

Patterns of State Collapse and Reconstruction in Central Africa: Relfections on the Crisis in the Great Lakes

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by René Lemarchand Introduction In a matter of days last October, a large swathe of eastern Zaire erupted into an orgy of violence, sending tremors through the Great Lakes region and… Read More

The Great Lakes Crisis

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

Introduction by Michael Chege In the third week of October this year, the “Cobra” militia, commanded by the former president of Congo-Brazzaville, Dennis Sessou-Ngueso, took control of the national airport… Read More

Judicial Responses to Genocide: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Rwandan Genocide Courts

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella, University of Florida Abstract Following Rwanda’s 1994 appalling eruption into genocide, the UN Security Council, having created an international criminal tribunal for humanitarian law violators in the… Read More

Can the US State Department Surrender Rwandan Fugitives to the U.N. Criminal Tribunal?

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella INTRODUCTION In an Order filed on 7 August 1998 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, Judge John D. Rainey… Read More

The U.N. Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Concludes its First Case: A Monumental Step Towards Truth

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella Introduction Over the past year, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has made significant progress in apprehending and prosecuting high ranking persons responsible for… Read More

From Genocide to Regional War: The Breakdown of International Order in Central Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Christian R. Manahl Introduction The 1999 crisis in Kosovo has been interpreted as the end of an era of international relations ruled by the UN Charter and the Security… Read More