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Title: The state of children’s rights in genocides the case of the 1994 Tusti genocide in Rwanda
Authors: Mushikiwabo, Dianne Nsenga
Keywords: Children’s rights
1994 Tusti genocide
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This study is basically an argument for the establishment of the respect for childrëi~% rights ,) Rwanda in the frame work of broadening the understanding of the universal culture of children’s rights. It is a largely solution oriented academic piece of work that starts with a brief but precise exploration of back ground information on how the genocide in Rwanda violated the fundamental rights and liberties of children as well as other rights. The study however, builds its arguments basing on both the international, regional and domestic human rights and legal standards in place for the protection and respect of children’s rights in Rwanda. In this study the researcher recognizes as the major problem that, although the human rights culture has been universally accepted as a standard of judging human actions or inactions, at the time the Rwanda genocide started, cultural values and hatred prevailed supreme over the universally accepted children’s rights culture. In light to the above, a number of children were massacred with impunity, others forced to do violent acts against their will, those who dropped out of school are the majority while others became orphans as a result, and the agony is endless. These violations of children’s rights had much more negative psychological impact which most people in Rwanda live with, most of the children in the genocide times have now grown up in men but still the psychological torture they witnessed is with them. The objective of this study is, to examine the nature and extent of children’s rights violations in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide and to ascertain the magnitude of child rights violations in the Rwanda genocide and as well as to establish the impact ofthe genocide on Rwanda children and to To devise a specific socio- legal frame work relating to Rwanda children with an aim of protection and promotion of children’s rights in the country at all times. The research included the qualitative method of data collection whereby it included the interviews and focused group discussions and the addition to this the several organizations provided more reports and testimonies. The findings of the study further reveal that, the level of knowledge and understanding of children’s rights is still limited or very low in Rwanda thus a need for more sensitization on these rights.
Description: A thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the masters of Arts in human rights and development of the school of post graduate studies of Kampala International University
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