Contested Counting: Toward a Rigorous Estimate of the Death Toll in the Rwandan Genocide

  title={Contested Counting: Toward a Rigorous Estimate of the Death Toll in the Rwandan Genocide},
  author={Omar Shahabudin McDoom},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={83 - 93}
  • O. McDoom
  • Published 2 January 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Genocide Research
As a world-historical event that has become indelibly etched into the conscience of humanity, the Rwandan genocide unequivocally merits scholarly attention to establishing its death toll. The historical record demands it. Preserving the memory of the victims, recognizing the enormity of the crime, and attributing full responsibility to the perpetrators are also compelling reasons to account for the lives taken. Justice also demands it. Yet in the twenty-five years since the genocide… 
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