Ethnic Violence and Justice: The Debate over Responsibility, Accountability, Intervention, Complicity, Tribunals and Truth Commissions

TitleEthnic Violence and Justice: The Debate over Responsibility, Accountability, Intervention, Complicity, Tribunals and Truth Commissions
Publication TypeBook
Year2003
Pages155
PublisherCEU University Press
LanguageEnglish
ISBN963 9241 74 1, paperback
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How should the outside world have reacted when women and children were herded into churches and burned to death in Rwanda? Or when some 6,000 men were murdered in Srebrenica? How should it deal with the ongoing slaughter and enslavement in Sudan, where some two million people have died over the past two decades? Are the Khmer Rouge alone responsible for Cambodia's killing fields? Are diplomats, business people, and distant political leaders accountable when strongmen in places like Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Congo resort to mass murder to seize and maintain power? Do the governments that provided arms and loans to Iraq bear part the responsibility for Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons attacks on Kurdish towns? Ethnic Violence and Justice explores the many issues surrounding massive violations of human rights that have marred the past century and the international community's inadequate responses to them. Published jointly with the Open Society Institute, New York

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