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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Rwanda

Roland Adjovi, Nandor Knust

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2020

Subject(s):
Propaganda for war — Genocide — Internally displaced persons — Countermeasures — Peace keeping — Reprisals — Weapons

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Republic of Rwanda (‘Rwanda’) is a small country in the Great Lakes Region of east-central Africa (Great Lakes Region, Africa). Rwanda shares borders with Burundi to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo, Democratic Republic of the) to the west, Uganda to the north, and Tanzania to the east. With its 9 million inhabitants Rwanda has the densest population in all of Africa. Rwanda was admitted as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 2009.2 Rwanda was shattered by a genocide in 1994, which resulted in the death of over 800,000 Tutsi and...
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