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1994: After the Genocide, the World Creates a Tribunal for Rwanda

1994: After the Genocide, the World Creates a Tribunal for Rwanda

A cemetery in Nyanza-Rebero, Rwanda, where genocide victims are buried.

In Rwanda, from April through mid-July 1994, at least 500,000 civilians, mostly of the Tutsi minority, were murdered with devastating brutality and speed while the international community looked on. In October, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to include a separate but linked tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania.

Photo: US Holocaust Memorial Museum.