MOTHER OF ATROCITIES: PAULINE NYIRAMASUHUKO'S ROLE IN THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE

Citation data:

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol: 33, Issue: 2, Page: 637

Publication Year:
2006
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Repository URL:
http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol33/iss2/11
Author(s):
Sperling, Carrie
Publisher(s):
FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
Tags:
women; Rwanda; genocide; ICTR; RPF; Tutsi; Hutu; crimes against humanity; atrocities; HIV; AIDS; Law; Law and Gender
article description
This article describes Pauline Nyiramasuhuko's role in the Rwandan genocide and her case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). It explores a woman's ability to be equally involved in atrocities by exploring Pauline's case. Her case challenges the myth than women, by their nature, are incapable of being warriors, and that somehow their roles as women and mothers prohibit them from planning or participating in depraved violence.