In the spring of 1994 Rwandan civilians were being brutally murdered at a rate five times that of the victims during the holocaust. In the end an estimated one million Tutsi civilians died in one hundred days because of their ethnic background and the indifference of the rest of the world.
When Good Men Do Nothing reveals that senior officials in the United Nations knew of the Hutu force’s intentions of targeting civilians before the killings began. The UN peace keeping force, UNAMIR, was repeatedly stopped from taking action against the murderers. Four years after the killings had stopped, UN officials and even heads of state acknowledge that several mistakes were made during the spring and summer of 1994. These deliberate mistakes resulted in the escalation of the rate of genocide to unprecedented levels. (1998)