n African Security Review - 'Are we all human, or are some more human than others?' : peace support operations and perpetual human failings : commentary - : commentary

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... COMMENTARY PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS AND PERPETUAL HUMAN FAILINGS 'Are we all human, or are some more human than others?'1 Introduction In 1994, in the tiny African country of Rwanda, eight hundred thousand Rwandans were brutally murdered in a period of a hundred days. In the words of Lt. General Romeo Dallaire, the force commander of the United Nations (UN) Assistance Mission for Rwanda from July 1993 to September 1994 (UNAMIR), it was a case of 'betrayal, failure, na?vet?, indifference, hatred, genocide, war, inhumanity and evil'2. The UN stood by and the world's great powers chose to do nothing. On the ..

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