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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Military I (Bagosora and Others) Case

Dominika Švarc

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 July 2019

Genocide — Crimes against humanity — War crimes — Individual criminal responsibility — Sentencing — Geneva Conventions 1949

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 evidence of this trial has reiterated that genocide , crimes against humanity , and war crimes were perpetrated in Rwanda between April and July 1994. The events including genocide unfolded after the death of Rwandan President Habyarimana on 6 April 1994, and in the following 13 weeks at least half a million people were killed in these crimes, directed principally against Tutsi civilians as well as Hutus who were seen as sympathetic to the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) or as opponents of the ruling regime. The perpetrators included soldiers,...
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