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Draft Legal Analysis [Genocide in Rwanda ?]

Fiche Numéro 19661

Numéro
19661
Auteur
Donoghue, Joan
Date
Lundi 16 mai 1994
Titre
Draft Legal Analysis [Genocide in Rwanda ?]
Nom fichier
Taille
135345 octets
Nb. pages
3
Source
Fonds d'archives
NSA
Type
Note
Langue
EN
Résumé
This legal analysis, like the preceding intelligence analysis, was prepared for Secretary of State Christopher’s decision concerning the public use of the term “genocide” to describe events in Rwanda. In analyzing the applicability of definitions from the Genocide Convention of 1948 to the events in Rwanda, the assistant legal adviser finds that there is “little question” that genocidal acts have occurred in Rwanda; finds that “most of those killed in Rwanda have been Tutsi civilians”; and finds that “acts have apparently been committed with the requisite intent to destroy, in whole or in part, the Tutsi group”. She also argues that ascertaining an accurate figure for numbers of deaths “is not critical to this analysis” that genocide has occurred.