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  • Title: Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda
  • Author: Michael Barnett
  • ISBN: 9780801488672
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback

  • Why was the UN a bystander during the Rwandan genocide Do its sins of omission leave it morally responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead Michael Barnett, who worked at the U.S Mission to the United Nations from 1993 to 1994, covered Rwanda for much of the genocide Based on his first hand experiences, archival work, and interviews with many key participants, heWhy was the UN a bystander during the Rwandan genocide Do its sins of omission leave it morally responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead Michael Barnett, who worked at the U.S Mission to the United Nations from 1993 to 1994, covered Rwanda for much of the genocide Based on his first hand experiences, archival work, and interviews with many key participants, he reconstructs the history of the UN s involvement in Rwanda In the weeks leading up to the genocide, the author documents, the UN was increasingly aware or had good reason to suspect that Rwanda was a site of crimes against humanity Yet it failed to act In Eyewitness to a Genocide, Barnett argues that its indifference was driven not by incompetence or cynicism but rather by reasoned choices cradled by moral considerations.Employing a novel approach to ethics in practice and in relationship to international organizations, Barnett offers an unsettling possibility the UN culture recast the ethical commitments of well intentioned individuals, arresting any duty to aid at the outset of the genocide Barnett argues that the UN bears some moral responsibility for the genocide Particularly disturbing is his observation that not only did the UN violate its moral responsibilities, but also that many in New York believed that they were doing the right thing as they did so Barnett addresses the ways in which the Rwandan genocide raises a warning about this age of humanitarianism and concludes by asking whether it is possible to build moral institutions.
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    Commentaires:

    Amy Kannel
    This is by far the least-accessible book I've read on Rwanda. But while it's thoroughly awful to slog through (it reads like a dry academic dissertation), I do think it's an important analysis of the international community's role in the 1994 genocide. Other books I've read on the topic focus more closely on events in Rwanda; this one was centered on the UN and whether the Security Council, the Secretariat, and/or member states bear moral responsibility for the genocide. I thought Barnett's rese [...]

    LynetteLee (J.Kirby)
    Michael Barnett was a political officer during the Rwanda genocide. In 2002, he wrote about his political observances and other political accounts in a book called "Eyewitness to a genocide." Through his accounts historians can form a better understanding of why and how the world failed to protect Rwandians from ethnic cleaning.

    Temaire'
    I loved this book! It not only made me look at what happend in Rwanda, but it made me take a good look at the UN and how it works (or rather does not work). I never realized how much political pressure there was in it, and how much they could actually do if they would let their people do their jobs, instead of stalling any progress that might be made.

    Patrick
    It is a sad world where its generally agreed upon worldwide governing body cannot/ will not stand in the face of blatant crimes of war, whether or not they want to haggle over the use of the term genocide. This book describes precisely how the UN acts: by talking, talking, hearing justified reasons of why it should act and diplomatic, bureaucratic, self-interested reasons why it doesn't. They were receiving real-time information on what was happening, and all the governing bodies who could do an [...]

    Elizabeth
    A very important book in understanding decision-making within the UN and the failure of the organization and the "international community" to respond to the Rwandan genocide. Written by Mike Barnett - an academic who held a fellowship at the UN mission to the UN in 1994 and witnessed and experienced the failed and inadequate response (and the immediate history, internal bureaucracies and individuals that stalled response). Excellent analysis - very illuminating.

    Arlie
    Barnett's clear and concise look at the role of the UN is well written and thorough. An investigation of the UN's response to Rwanda and its ethical responsibilities, the book also serves as a wider look at institutional morality and the effect of a bureaucracy on the ethics of individuals as members. Insightful and eye-opening, I found this a very worthwhile and interesting read.

    Allen
    Overall, a good book for anyone wanting to know more about events surrounding the Rwandan genocide. The author comes down quite hard on the role of the United Nations which at times seems a bit extreme. What is interesting is the discussion of how framing the conflict in Rwanda as a "civil war" as opposed to "genocide" affected the response of the international community.

    Kat Turner
    This book was very small, but still incredibly inflated. Dozens of pages could be removed without taking away from the story. The point the author makes is a good one, but I think it would have benefited from a stronger hand in editing.

    Ryan Moore
    Had the potential to be good, but reads like a bad dissertation.

    Jerica Griffin
    All I can say was that the book was extremely political and extremely biased, but then again, so was the subject matter.

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