Human Rights Violation In The Rwanda Genocide

The Universal declaration of Human Rights states “whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, the human rights should be protected by the rule of law”. This line means that if oppressed and in the midst of tyranny humans should rebelle. Many human rights violation have occurred throughout history, for example, genocide, violation of women and girl, slave, labor conditions, child labor, child soldiers, mistreatment of disadvantaged social groups, and government oppression. In the genocide category, the rwandan genocide, the holocaust during World War Two and the Roman Conquest of Carthage have occurred. These events have violated human rights and had …show more content…
Violence commenced immediately after that, under the disguise of war he extremist Hutu sought to slaughter the entire Tutsi population sought to completely slaughter the tutsi population, Political leaders who might have been able to conduct the situation in a calm manner and all other high profile opponents of the Hutu extremist plan were killed immediately. The tutsi and those suspected of being Tutsi were killed inside their homes and their families were slaughtered as well, women were systematically and brutally raped as well. An estimated 200,000 people participated in the Rwandan genocide
“Rwandan genocide resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in
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faced with RPF success on the battlefield and at the negotiating table, these few power holders changed the strategy of ethnic division into genocide. They believed that the extermination campaign would reinstate the credibility of the Hutu under their leadership and help them win the war, or at least improve their chances of negotiating a favorable peace. They took control of the state and used its authority to carry out the massacre. in about three weeks after april 6 1994, 800,000 men and women were killed, which could be as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. Thousand of the Hutu were killed as well due to the opposition of the rebellious Tutsi and the people directing it. Most of the killing was commenced by two radial militant groups: the interahamwe, and the impuzamugambi. They were supported by the Rwandan government, the participants of this were composed of mostly young Hutu and brainwashed them into believing that the Tutsi were the reason for all their economic, social, and political problems. After the 100 day genocide hutu nationalists led a social revolution which overthrew the tutsi ruling class which ended up in the death of about 20,000 tutsi and the exile of about 200,000 tutsi to neighboring countries, as a result of this the Hutu had assumed power and changed the government. some tutsi remained due to intermarrying

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