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Civil Society and the UN Security Council: Advocacy on the Rwandan Genocide

Oksamytna, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-7725-3151 (2017). Civil Society and the UN Security Council: Advocacy on the Rwandan Genocide. In: Partnerships in International Policy-Making. International Series on Public Policy. (pp. 131-145). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi: 10.1057/978-1-349-94938-0_7


The chapter analyses how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) campaigned for a stronger United Nations (UN) response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It begins by reviewing the relationship between civil society and the UN Security Council. It discusses three aspects of this relationship: the channels of access (for instance, the NGO Working Group on the Security Council and the so-called Arria formula meetings), the strategies of engagement, and the degree of influence. It explores how NGOs, such as Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Oxfam, appealed to permanent and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as the broader public, for a more decisive UN action against the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This chapter has been published in Partnerships in International Policy-Making, Springer.
Publisher Keywords: Civil Society, United Nations, Security Council, Council Member, Civil Society Actor
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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