‘A People Betrayed is a masterly and insightful reference for our understanding of international obligations in the prevention of genocide.’
William Schabas, Middlesex University London
Praise for Previous Editions:
'Melvern offers a vivid picture of the role of Western nations in abetting, ignoring and allowing Rwanda's genocide.'
New York Times Book Review
'The best overall account of the background to the genocide, and the failure to prevent it...the investigation is hers, and hers alone. She discovered so much that we did not know.'
Lt-.General Romeo Dallaire, UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda
'An important book by an important investigative journalist. Linda Melvern gets us closer to the truth and the truth gets us closer to a better world. Only when we know how and why genocide happens, can we hope to stop it from happening again. What an achievement!'
Linda Polman, author of We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn't Always Come Out When the UN Goes In
'This is a devastating account of lies, deceit, complacency and tragic neglect.... Linda Melvern deserves our thanks for investing so much in breaking the silence and revealing the truth.'
Glenys Kinnock, MEP
'Melvern has written an extraordinary account of the Rwanda genocide, and the shocking failure of the West to lift a finger. A brave and compelling book.'
Richard Falk, Princeton University
'Linda Melvern has written a compelling description of the most dramatic aspects of the genocide.'
Astri Suhrke, International Affairs