The “Genocide of Rwandan Tutsis 1994” case study is describing the difficulties and dilemmas met by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) during the genocide of Rwandan Tutsis in April, May and June 1994. The killings occurred in spite of the presence of UN troops in Rwanda, and the members of the UN Security Council were slow to call the Tutsi extermination ‘genocide’, hence evading the obligation to intervene and stop the slaughter, as stipulated by international law.
Speaking Out Case Studies
This collection: "Case Studies: Médecins Sans Frontières Speaks Out," was created in response to the Médecins Sans Frontières International Council's desire to provide the movement with reference documents on "temoignage"/"advocacy". These documents are designed to be straightforward and accessible to all and to help volunteers understand and adopt the organisation's culture of speaking out on issues.