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The Triumph of Evil: Genocide in Rwanda and the Fight for Justice
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The Triumph of Evil: Genocide in Rwanda and the Fight for Justice (Hardback)

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The Rwandan Genocide began on 6 April 1994, when a plane carrying the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down over Kigali. This sparked one hundred days of brutal massacres throughout the country. As the violence and fear escalated, the UN was called on to take action. The Triumph of Evil details the events that took place both in Rwanda and inside the UN that allowed over 850,000 people to lose their lives in one of the most horrifying genocides of the twentieth century.

The book is based on the eye-witness account of Charles Petrie, a UN official called in to assist in the region during the genocide, and it documents what he believes are the failings of the UN when it came to protecting their own staff. In particular, The Triumph of Evil relates the events that led to the murders of a number of Rwandan nationals who were working for the UN, and were due to be evacuated.

Focusing on individual stories and experiences, it highlights how quickly terror can reign when disenfranchised groups are incited to violence under an oppressive system, and how organizations can fail when political motivations muddy the waters.

BiographyMemoirsFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: literary & memoirsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsGenocide & ethnic cleansingHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesOther warfare & defence issuesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutions Publisher: Unbound Publication Date: 05/08/2021 ISBN-13: 9781783529285  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Charles Petrie is a former UN official who rose to the rank of Assistant Secretary General before resigning from the organisation in 2010. He has had thirty years' experience working in contexts of conflict and famine, some of it with Medecins Sans Frontieres and Care International and much of it with the UN system. In 2014, he was made an OBE for services to international peace, security and human rights. After resigning from the UN, Charles continued to be invited to participate at the highest levels of UN policy-making. In March 2012, he was designated by the UN Secretary General to lead an internal review of the UN's actions in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the conflict. Spike Zephaniah Stephenson is an illustrator and writer from Portsmouth. He has illustrated comics, children's books and storyboards for film, as well as writing and illustrating his own graphic novels. His freelance work has taken him into schools, prisons and The Houses of Parliament and he has produced artwork for the O2, the British Council and Amnesty International.

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