Law and Critique

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 309-330

First online:

Writing the Rwandan Genocide: The Justice and Politics of Witnessing after the Event

  • Eugene McNameeAffiliated withDepartment of Law, University of Ulster Email author 

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This paper tries to read together three texts that refer to the Rwandan genocide and to draw attention to certain paradoxes that emerge from the way in which the texts might be said to talk to and past each other. The overall intention is to throw light on the complications in witnessing such an event, and to themes of justice and politics that arise.


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