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witchcraft accusations in the period, therefore, this chapter also provides a general survey of the published work on the subject for an English audience. As the reader will find, this requires considerable interdisciplinary awareness. Although historians, folklorists and anthropologists often find themselves in the same field of study, they rarely follow the same path across it. Despite a wealth of information, historians have

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’ boats’. The agency made the accusation explicitly in another report last week, which stated: ‘First reported case where the criminal networks were smuggling migrants directly on an NGO vessel’. ( Robinson, 2016 ) At that point, MSF had been running search and rescue operations since mid 2015, with three ships then operational on the Mediterranean: the Bourbon Argos , the Dignity I and the

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clear detail, and needs to be engaged with as such. The theme of information – or rather, disinformation – is at the centre of the first field report of the issue by Healy and Russell. It traces in minute detail the dis-information campaigns around search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean, focusing on the concrete example of the MV Aquarius and the accusation the rescue mission was in fact aiding people smuggling. The report presents the linkages between conspiracy theories

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Bert Ingelaere

Introduction The peculiar course of the gacaca process introduced in Rwandan society to deal with the legacy of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi has been thoroughly examined in book-length scholarly studies ( Clark, 2010 ; Ingelaere, 2016 ; Chakravarty, 2015 ; Doughty, 2016 ; Longman, 2017 ). 1 Not only observations of trial proceedings but also survey results and popular narratives collected during fieldwork indicate that testimonial activity – both confessions but especially accusations – was the cornerstone of the gacaca system ( Penal Reform

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interpersonal networks of local staff were useful, but viewed with some distrust by MSF ‘expats’. In response to accusations of Congolese staff being sympathetic or allied with certain armed groups, one employee concluded: ‘We don’t know what our staff do in their free time.’ Several foreign MSF staff described their unease at never knowing the extent of the links between their local colleagues and armed actors. One former head of mission remembered how during one meeting, ‘the first thing the leader of the CNDP did was to ask our local colleague about his father – there were

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United States, including cases like that of François Bazaramba in Finland that came directly out of accusations detailed in Leave None to Tell . Since the book is technically a human rights report rather than a traditional academic tome, it begins with an executive summary that lays out the key points. In this section, I want to highlight several of the central arguments that Des Forges develops and that the majority of the text is then devoted to proving. First, Des Forges makes clear that what happened in Rwanda was in fact genocide, the targeting killing of

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intervention. Humanitarian corridors are also likely to have the negative side-effect of diverting international attention from atrocities happening elsewhere and can be a deliberate stunt by belligerents wishing to regroup, build up arsenals or redeploy their forces. Such accusations have for instance been made against all parties during so-called ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Syria. Therefore, contrary to the image conveyed, the ethical dilemmas posed by humanitarian corridors in terms of protection concern both what happens within the corridor’s perimeter and its potential

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Róisín Read
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you particularly wanted to say either to the public about humanitarianism or maybe to those in the sector itself? Or a reason you specifically thought your story was important to tell more widely at this moment in time? You both hint at this, but I’d be interested in your more explicit reflection on it. TR: The medical world in general can be very critical of doctors who undertake humanitarian work. Accusations of glory seeking, virtue signalling, attention seeking, etc. come thick and fast and continue to this day. Your motives are challenged continuously and

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témoignage of the past, where speaking out against abuse was arguably more to do with absolving oneself from accusations of complicity, a new act of public speaking must take as its guide the benefit doing so might bring to people on whose behalf humanitarians purport to speak out for. Conclusion This narrative has argued that humanitarian advocacy’s exclusive emphasis on reason, manifested by the turn towards data

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