In 2004, exactly 10 years after the Rwanda genocide, the conflict in the Sudanese province of Darfur focused minds yet again on the question of genocide even as the ghosts of Rwanda continue to haunt world politics and the international society. An estimated 200,000 black Africans have been killed in Darfur by Arab militias known as janjaweed, using civil war as a pretext. In Rwanda, 800,000 victims, mostly Tutsis and some politically moderate Hutus, were massacred in what was unquestionably genocide—although not without some obfuscation around the “G-word” and attempts to clothe the slaughter as collateral damage in a civil war.
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Introduction: Political Justice
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