15 Years After Genocide: Where Now For Rwanda?

Past Event

17 March 2009, 1:00am

Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Between April and July 1994, the Rwandan genocide claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 Tutsi and their perceived Hutu and Twa sympathisers. The ramifications of the genocide continue to be felt acutely in the daily lives of all Rwandans and in the entire Great Lakes region and beyond. This half-day symposium commemorated the 15th anniversary of the genocide by recalling the events of 1994, the justice, security, reconciliation and development responses to the genocide, and asked what the future holds for Rwanda.

Speakers included:

  • H.E. Ambassador Claver Gatete (Rwandan Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and Ireland)
  • Prof. David Anderson (Director, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
  • Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara (Military Historian, Rwandan Defence Forces; Visiting Fellow, Royal United Services Institute)
  • Andrew Wallis (Researcher, University of Cambridge; author of Silent Accomplice: The Untold Story of France’s Role in the Rwandan Genocide)
  • Dr. Phil Clark (Research Fellow in Courts and Public Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford)
  • Jean-Baptiste Kayigamba (Rwandan genocide survivor and former Reuters journalist)
  • Dr. Anna Schmidt (Research Fellow in Governance, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex)
  • Dr. Devon Curtis (Lecturer in Politics, University of Cambridge)
  • Bruno Versailles (European Commission Country Economist for Rwanda; DPhil candidate in Economics, University of Oxford)
  • Zachary Kaufman (JD candidate, Yale Law School; DPhil candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford)