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I skuggan av ett folkmord : Frankrike och folkmordet i Rwanda

Bergvall, Viktor LU (2011) MRSG20 20102
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
On April 6, 1994, one of the most brutal and effective ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen was to set off. For a hundred days forward, an estimated number of 800.000 people were killed by their neighbors. The French have been accused of knowing about the planning and recruitment to the genocide, they have even been accused of have taken a direct part in the killings. For a long time the French government refused to take any actions against the genocide by saying that the world must not intervene every time a tribal war breaks out. Although, by an UN chapter VII mandate, a mission called Opération Turquoise was set in action on July 22. This was a France-commanded operation initiated by the French government. In this essay I seek to... (More)
On April 6, 1994, one of the most brutal and effective ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen was to set off. For a hundred days forward, an estimated number of 800.000 people were killed by their neighbors. The French have been accused of knowing about the planning and recruitment to the genocide, they have even been accused of have taken a direct part in the killings. For a long time the French government refused to take any actions against the genocide by saying that the world must not intervene every time a tribal war breaks out. Although, by an UN chapter VII mandate, a mission called Opération Turquoise was set in action on July 22. This was a France-commanded operation initiated by the French government. In this essay I seek to achieve greater knowledge and understanding of the role of France during the Rwandan genocide.
The Turquoise operation was criticized, both during and after the genocide, by numerous people. Among these people was Roméo Dallaire, the leading general of the already stationed UNAMIR whose mission was to be a peacekeeping force while the Turquoise-troops marched in to Rwanda. Another person who criticizes the French role in the genocide is Daniela Kroslak, the Africa Research Director of the International Crisis Group, which is based in Nairobi in Kenya. These people’s influences are to be vital in this essay, together with the French view of course.
The conclusion in this essay is based on theories made by authors who have studied the topic for many years and know the subject very well. I compare these theories with facts in the shape of letters and other United Nations documents sent by the French during the Opération Turquoise. The focus in the essay is set mainly on the Turquoise operation and the Safe Humanitarian Zones, which occupied nearly twenty percent of the Rwandan land. In the conclusion, my own reflections are going to take a large portion and are the result of what I have learned about and how I have interpreted the facts during the writing of this essay. (Less)
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author
Bergvall, Viktor LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20102
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Operation Turquoise, Genocide, folkmord, Frankrike, Rwanda, United Nations, FN, conspiracy, konspiration, intervention
language
Swedish
id
1759572
date added to LUP
2011-01-31 12:26:34
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2014-09-04 08:27:55
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  abstract     = {On April 6, 1994, one of the most brutal and effective ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen was to set off. For a hundred days forward, an estimated number of 800.000 people were killed by their neighbors. The French have been accused of knowing about the planning and recruitment to the genocide, they have even been accused of have taken a direct part in the killings. For a long time the French government refused to take any actions against the genocide by saying that the world must not intervene every time a tribal war breaks out. Although, by an UN chapter VII mandate, a mission called Opération Turquoise was set in action on July 22. This was a France-commanded operation initiated by the French government. In this essay I seek to achieve greater knowledge and understanding of the role of France during the Rwandan genocide.
The Turquoise operation was criticized, both during and after the genocide, by numerous people. Among these people was Roméo Dallaire, the leading general of the already stationed UNAMIR whose mission was to be a peacekeeping force while the Turquoise-troops marched in to Rwanda. Another person who criticizes the French role in the genocide is Daniela Kroslak, the Africa Research Director of the International Crisis Group, which is based in Nairobi in Kenya. These people’s influences are to be vital in this essay, together with the French view of course.
The conclusion in this essay is based on theories made by authors who have studied the topic for many years and know the subject very well. I compare these theories with facts in the shape of letters and other United Nations documents sent by the French during the Opération Turquoise. The focus in the essay is set mainly on the Turquoise operation and the Safe Humanitarian Zones, which occupied nearly twenty percent of the Rwandan land. In the conclusion, my own reflections are going to take a large portion and are the result of what I have learned about and how I have interpreted the facts during the writing of this essay.},
  author       = {Bergvall, Viktor},
  keyword      = {Operation Turquoise,Genocide,folkmord,Frankrike,Rwanda,United Nations,FN,conspiracy,konspiration,intervention},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I skuggan av ett folkmord : Frankrike och folkmordet i Rwanda},
  year         = {2011},
}