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The US, in particular, blunted any efforts to get the security council more deeply involved in the Rwanda crisis in 1994.

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Following and the , the adopted a resolution on December 9, 1948, which stated that "The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish."

Ten Stunning Facts to Know About the Rwanda Refugee Crisis

This recognized the King’s work to warn the world of the impending genocides inRwanda over the past decade.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, an intrepid warrior for peace who endangers himself daily to help Palestinian shepherds, poor immigrants in Israel proper, and Bedouin in the Negev, wrote recently about the different lessons that Jewish suffering has taught us: “From almost as long as I can remember I have seen the striking dichotomy between those Jews whose reaction to the oppression of Jews is that looking after what they perceive to be Jewish interests outweighs all other considerations, and those for whom the command emerging from Jewish history is the obligation to ensure that no human being ever again be forced to suffer as we did…. We can no longer judge those who closed their doors to us during the many times in our history that we fled for our lives. We can no longer judge those who remained silent, if we remain silent. When the asylum seekers from the very same countries are given refugee status at rates of over 90% in other countries, we can no longer refuse to properly apply the international tests to determine who is truly a refugee, grant that status to less than a handful of applicants, and then tell ourselves that these never-examined applicants are actually infiltrators looking for jobs. With all the evidence about what really happens to those sent to Rwanda and Uganda, we can no longer continue to tell ourselves the lie that they will be OK in those places. We can’t decry those who said that the Jews would be a cancer threatening their cultures, when we repeat those very same words.”

 

A Short History of the Rwandan Genocide - ThoughtCo


Focus just on Rwanda as your geographic focus. You’ll also need Rwanda-specific search terms. Reading through Wikipedia for the history of this genocide will give you an overview with specific search terms that will help you research the history.


By 1962 the Belgians had fully withdrawn from Rwanda, as well splitting it off from Burundi. The Belgians left Rwanda a horrible situation and started the Hutu and Tutsi down a road that lead to genocide. Rebel Tutsi forces from outside the country continually provoked the Hutu, who brought their retribution upon their neighbors, who for the most part were not involved. By the end of the 1960s, most Tutsis lived outside of Rwanda. Tensions only increase between the two ‘races’ over the decades with incursions from Tutsi rebels into Rwanda and the Hutus refusing to do any power sharing with Tutsi left in Rwanda. These events occur with minimal interference from the international community. All the hostilities escalate until 1994, President Habyarimana’s plane gets shot down and the genocide starts the next day.


But the crisis has not been officially classed as genocide

Then, the mainly-Tutsi opposition Rwandan Patriotic Front invaded Rwanda and routed government troops and its allied Interahamwe militias, which had engaged in genocide and the murder of more than 500,000 Tutsis.

Rwandan Defence Forces - Wikipedia

The Rwanda Genocide ended only when the RPF took over the country. The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) was a trained military group consisting of Tutsis who had been exiled in earlier years, many of whom lived in Uganda.

Rwandan Genocide – Exequy's Blog

When Belgium relinquished power and granted Rwanda independence in 1962, the Hutus took their place. Over subsequent decades, the Tutsis were portrayed as the scapegoats for every crisis.

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The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April 1994.

The First Edition of the New Negarit

One of the worst massacres of the Rwandan Genocide took place on April 15 to 16, 1994 at the Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church, located about 60 miles east of Kigali. Here, the mayor of the town, a Hutu, encouraged Tutsis to seek sanctuary inside the church by assuring them they would be safe there. Then the mayor betrayed them to the Hutu extremists.