Remembering Rwanda’s Victims

Talk by Professor Lars Waldorf, School of Law

  • Thu 30 Jan 20

    13:15 - 13:45

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeview Room

  • Event type

    Holocaust Memorial Week

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

As part of Holocaust Memorial Week, we remember victims of genocide in Rwanda.

The 1994 Rwandan genocide was remarkable for its speed, intimate violence, and widespread participation. Over the course of 100 days, approximately three-quarters of the Tutsi minority were killed – many by their relatives, friends, and neighbours from the Hutu majority.

Yet, this catastrophic violence cannot be understood in isolation from previous and subsequent episodes of armed conflict and mass violence in the Great Lakes region. While we should remember the victims of the 1994 genocide, we must not forget that there were many other victims before and after 1994.

Professor Lars Waldorf, School of Law, managed Human Rights Watch’s field office in Rwanda in 2002-2004 and is co-editor of Remaking Rwanda: State-Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence.

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Remembering Rwanda’s Victims