Rwanda: Recent History (2014)

Phil Clark

University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Zachary D. Kaufman

Yale University - Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)


Africa South of the Sahara 2014, pp. 980-88 (Iain Frame, ed., Routledge, 2013)

This updated annual book chapter — co-authored by Dr. Phil Clark and Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman and based on an earlier version by Dr. Thomas Ofcansky — concerns the recent history of Rwanda. This chapter is published in the 2014 edition of the series, "Africa South of the Sahara," which is edited by Iain Frame and published by Routledge.

The chapter covers the following topics:

- Hutu Ascendancy,

- Rebel Invasion and Political Upheaval,

- United Nations Intervention

- Collapse of Civil Order and Genocide

- The Front Patriotique Rwandais Takes Power

- Elections and the End of the Transitional Period

- Post-Genocide Criminal Justice

- 2008 Legislative Elections

- 2010 Presidential Election

- 2011 Government Changes

- 2013 Legislative Elections

- Human Rights and Refugee Issues

- Regional Concerns

- International Relations

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Transitional Justice, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Belgium, France, Sudan, Darfur, Hutu, Tutsi, United Nations, UN Security Council, ICTR, Gacaca, Human Rights, Genocide, Refugees, Kigali, Arusha, Paul Kagame, African Union, Elections

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Date posted: December 18, 2013 ; Last revised: December 19, 2013

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Clark, Phil and Kaufman, Zachary D., Rwanda: Recent History (2014) (2013). Africa South of the Sahara 2014, pp. 980-88 (Iain Frame, ed., Routledge, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2368824

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Phil Clark
University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies ( email )
Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JD
United Kingdom
Zachary D. Kaufman (Contact Author)
Yale University - Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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