Topics: Rwandan Genocide, Genocide, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Pages: 5 (1845 words) Published: December 4, 2012
Moral behavior concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. Most of people know how to differentiate between right and wrong or good or bad since we were just little kids we were taught what’s good we should do and what’s wrong we shouldn’t do. But there are some people that can’t differentiate the good from the bad or they just want to be the ones who want to control a country, town, or community and to do this they committee the act of Genocide. What’s Genocide?

The term “genocide” did not exist during or before World War II, in 1994 Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) a Polish-Jewish lawyer who fled to the United States. He formed the word Genocide by combining Geno- from the Greek word race or tribe, combining with cide- from the Latin word for killing. Genocide it is a very specific term, which refers to a series of violent crimes committed against a group of people with the intend of destroying this group existence. Genocide is any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a nation, racial or religious group. Acts like: a) Killing members of the group

b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group The Rwanda Genocide.

In an African Nation named Rwanda between April and July 1994, the extremist leaders of Rwanda’s Hutu Majority launched a campaign of extermination, using machetes, firearms, and other weapons, they killed at least 500,000 people, the majority of victims were members of the Tutsi minority in only 100 days. Also hundreds of thousands of women were raped making this a profound nature and scope of violence use to kill all this innocent civilians. The genocide in Rwanda ended in July 1994, when the Rwanda Patriotic Front, a Tutsi-led rebel force who pushed the genocidal interim government and extremist out of the county. The consequences of the Genocide continued to be belt, because this big massacre left Rwanda devastated with hundreds of thousands of survivors traumatized, of seen their family members of friends be rape or murder right in front of them. The country’s infrastructure in ruins over 100.000 accused perpetrators imprisoned. Beginning in 1996, Democratic Republic of Congo turned into the battleground for continuing armed conflict between Rwanda’s post-genocidal government and genocidaires who fled to the Republic of Congo following the genocide. After the Genocide almost every sector of the Rwanda society was touched by the genocide: survivors facing trauma suffered from their experiences, others faced complex health problems, such HIV/AIDS as the direct violence perpetrated against them during the genocide. Some survivors were attacked or kill by former perpetrators for many Tutsis minority the fear persist while they started to rebuild their lives along individuals responsible for murder and rape maybe their family members is a difficult reality faced by all the Rwanda Genocide survivors. The government after the genocide has pursued a policy of “Unity and Reconciliation” this policy has made considerable advances. Gacaca is a form of local justice inspired by tradition which was establish to persecute those hundreds of thousands of those accused of crimes during genocide. The government has also involve women in the government increased economic growth and stability, and adopted new constitution. The power in Rwanda remains in the hands of former Tutsi-dominated Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) freedom of speech is restricted in Rwanda the first election after the genocide was on 2003, resulting in a 7 years period of presidential by a the former RPF general Paul Kagame. This government has been accused...
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