Canadian Judge Convicts Rwandan in Genocide – NYTimes.com

Canadian Judge Convicts Rwandan in Genocide – NYTimes.com.

Aside from providing a measure of justice (more important) for the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, this story is also an example (less important) of how international law functions. Erga omnes offenses are articulated in international treaties, then adopted domestically by governments, who in turn effectively enforce these rules to prosecute individuals and establish a record of opinio juris, practice, and general principles for the perpetuation of international rules.

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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