ISCI is a cross-disciplinary research centre working to further our understanding of state crime: organisational deviance violating human rights



In the spring of 1994, the impoverished country of Rwanda, hitherto unknown to wider society, suddenly became international front-page news with the outbreak of state sponsored genocide. Rwanda is a small, rural, landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of central Africa with few natural resources and minimal industry, primary exports being that of coffee and tea. The same is not true of its near neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is rich in raw materials.