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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
There is major concern that acts of genocide are taking place as we speak across the modern world in 2017...
In Syria, both the Syrian state and at least three other groups Have committed acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes on a daily basis. These groups must be defeated and their leaders should be tried for their crimes.

In Darfur, Sudan...
In Gaza...
The organisation 'Genocide Watch' warns that...
Monday, June 17, 2017
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The failure of international community to respond to genocide in Rwanda
The Failure of the International Community to Respond
Response of the international community to 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...

In recent years, acts of genocide have continued to take place across the world and the wider international community has tried to respond in a number of ways....

There have been many criticisms of the response of the international community to genocide....

The UN and the wider international community have faced ongoing criticism for their response of acts of genocide in the wider world in recent years...
Genocide Watch
Genocide: A definition

1. Background - Rwanda
Background to the crisis in Rwanda in 1994… What were the underlying causes of the genocide?
Description of events leading up to/ during/ following the genocide
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

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

3. Genocide in the world today
Give examples of acts of genocide in the world today
How has the international community responded to similar crises in the world today?
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
The Causes of the Genocide ...

Who planned and orchestrated the events and why?

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...
Overview of the Rwandan genocide
The Response of Rwandan Governments Since 1994
Genocide in the world today
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