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Roland Adjovi
1 The question of national minorities was at the heart of World War I (see also Minorities, European Protection ; Minorities, International Protection ; Minority Cases before International Courts and Tribunals ). Among the measures for settlement of that conflict was the German-Polish Convention concerning Upper Silesia of 15 May 1922 (‘Geneva Convention on Upper Silesia’; see also German Minorities in Poland, Cases concerning the ). The object of the convention was twofold: to secure the continuity of the economic and social existence of Upper Silesia, and to...

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Roland Adjovi, Nandor Knust
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...