‘More than a million’: the politics of accounting for the dead of the Rwandan genocide

  title={‘More than a million’: the politics of accounting for the dead of the Rwandan genocide},
  author={Luc Reydams},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={235 - 256}
  • Luc Reydams
  • Published 27 July 2020
  • Political Science
  • Review of African Political Economy
ABSTRACT Accounting for the dead after a humanitarian catastrophe is often fraught with methodological and/or political pitfalls. The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is a case in point. A UN Commission of Experts estimated that between April and July 1994 at least 500,000 civilians had been murdered. The post-genocide Rwandan government soon made clear that foreign help with demographic and forensic investigations was neither appreciated nor needed, and proceeded with its own counts of… 


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