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Global Bystander to Genocide: International Society and the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253102.003.0008
Global Bystander to Genocide: International Society and the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

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Charts the limits of the new norm of humanitarian intervention by showing how international society failed to prevent and end the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. After three months of the genocide, France did intervene and the chapter considers the dubious humanitarian credentials of this intervention.

Keywords: France; genocide; humanitarian intervention; international society; norm; Rwanda

Chapter.  17094 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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