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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: 22 July 2019

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...
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