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Rwanda 20 years on: Genocide Project

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Laura Halliday

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The West's post-Holocaust pledge that genocide would never again be tolerated proved to be hollow, and for all the fine sentiments inspired by the memory of Auschwitz, the problem remains that denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good.”
― Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Genocide in Rwanda: A Timeline of Events 1994 - 2016
The Causes of the Genocide
Who planned and orchestrated the events?
Rwanda's Response Since 1994
Rwandan governments have made unity and reconciliation their major goal since the genocide with the aim of preventing such a terrible event taking place again...
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Monday, June 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The failure of the UN, France and the wider International Community
The Failure of the International Community to Respond
Acts of Genocide in Recent Years
Many commentators criticise the United Nations for their failures during the Rwandan genocide...




Since the genocide the United Nations has...




France and Belgium were both heavily criticised for their roles in Rwanda...




The wider international community also...




There is major concern that acts of genocide are taking place as we speak across the modern world in 2014...

In Darfur, Sudan...

In Syria...

In Gaza...

The organisation 'Genocide Watch' warns that...

The UN and the wider international community have faced ongoing criticism for their response of acts of genocide in the wider world since 1994...
Rwanda 20 years on
Genocide: A definition

o Background to the crisis… What were the underlying causes of the genocide?

o Description of events leading up to/ during/ following the genocide

o An assessment of the response of the international community with reference to the following if they have been involved:

o United Nations
o UN Agencies
o NATO countries
o NGOs

o An assessment of response of the country’s government or countries’ governments in the years that followed to prevent another genocide.

o How has the international community responded to similar crises in the world today?

o Overall conclusions or recommendations you would make about how the international community should respond


Editorial team task:
In groups of 2 or 3 you will work as an editorial team to edit and improve the rough draft of your article and the articles of the other team members.

Use the sheets provided by your teachers in order to give constructive feedback on each learning outcome on the checklist.


The aim is that next week every class member will be able to hand in an EXCELLENT news article to the teacher
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