In Search of Rwanda’s Génocidaires
French Justice and the Lost Decades
Author: David Whitehouse
France supported the Rwandan government which is accused of carrying out the genocide of 1994. Many of the leading genocide suspects have lived quietly in France ever since. Twenty years later, the first French trial took place.
In Search of Rwanda’s Génocidaires is an attempt at objectivity rather than advocacy. Accusers and accused state their case as they seek common points of reference in the world’s most polarized controversy.
“This is an important work, providing new insights into the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The book casts a fresh light on the claims of involvement of the French government in the genocide and the actions of French justice in its aftermath. Anyone interested in crimes of an international dimension or international justice would want to read this book.”
~ David Matas, International human rights lawyer and author
“This articulate book, based on first-hand sources, attempts to trace the root causes of Rwanda’s genocide and extrapolates to the post-genocide society. Readers from different backgrounds can benefit.”
~ Ezat Mossallanejad, Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher for the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and author of books, Torture in the Age of Fear (2005), Religions and the Cruel Return of Gods (2012) and Crimes and Punishment in Islam (2014)