Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848132450 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132443 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only

A People Betrayed

The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide

Linda Melvern

A People Betrayed

Linda Melvern

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384 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2009  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848132450 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132443 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Events in Rwanda in 1994 mark a landmark in the history of modern genocide. Up to one million people were killed in a planned public and political campaign. In the face of indisputable evidence, the Security Council of the United Nations failed to respond. 

In this classic of investigative journalism, Linda Melvern tells the compelling story of what happened. She holds governments to account, showing how individuals could have prevented what was happening and didn't do so. The book also reveals the unrecognised heroism of those who stayed on during the genocide, volunteer peacekeepers and those who ran emergency medical care. 

Fifteen years on, this new edition examines the ongoing impact of the 1948 Genocide Convention and the shock waves Rwanda caused around the world. Based on fresh interviews with key players and newly-released documents, A People Betrayed is a shocking indictment of the way Rwanda is and was forgotten and how today it is remembered in the West. 
Contents
1. Genocide, April 1994
2. The Past is Prologue: Rwanda 1894-1973
3. The Involvement of France, Egypt and Uganda
4. Akazu: The Oligarchy Ruling Rwanda
5. Peace in Rwanda? The Arusha Accords
6. Preparing the Genocide
7. The Hate Radio: Radio-Télévision Libre des Mille Collines
8. The New World Order and High Hopes for a UN Success
9. Peacekeepers: The UN Arrives
10. Peacekeepers in Trouble: February-April 1994
11. The UN Security Council: 5 April 1994
12. Four Days in Kigali: 6-9 April 1994
13. The Genocide Exposed
14. The Secret Meanings of the Security Council
15. Genocide Spreads
16. The World Shuts the Door
17. For Valour
18. Starting from Zero: 18 July 1994
19. The Genocide Convention
Chronology
Appendix, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948
Sources
Acknowledgements
Index
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