The massacre of refugees in Congo: a case of UN peacekeeping failure and international law

  title={The massacre of refugees in Congo: a case of UN peacekeeping failure and international law},
  author={Kisangani N. F. Emizet},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={163 - 202}
The massacre of refugees during the 1996–7 war in Congo illustrates the gap between existing legal standards and their application, as the principle of sovereignty rationalises states' behaviour against helpless people. This paper assesses available information on the scale of the massacre, concluding that about 232,000 refugees were killed. It argues that firmness in demanding justice and protecting human rights does not require ignoring the objectives of stability and prosperity for any… 
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