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Mass Atrocity Crimes: Rwanda

Atrocity crimes refer to the three legally defined international crimes of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

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Genocide:  1994

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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role
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MCEVERS: It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Kelly McEvers.

Twenty years ago this week, the Rwandan genocide began when the political ideology of ethnic hatred gave license to thousands of Hutus to slaughter Tutsi families. But this ideology may not have unleashed a genocide if the international community had stepped in and stopped it from happening.

NPR's Gregory Warner tells the story of how one episode of stepping aside forever changed the role of the U.N. peacekeeper.

 

Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)

"How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role." Weekend All Things Considered, 6 Apr. 2014. Student Resources In Context, https://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A364122301/SUIC?u=nysl_me_ermhsl&sid=SUIC&xid=90ceb161. Accessed 31 Mar. 2019.

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