Selected journal articles and book chapters

Journal Articles

Melvern, Linda, ‘The UN and Rwanda’, London Review of Books, 12 December 1996.

Genocide behind the Thin Blue Line”. Security Dialogue. Vol 28 Number 3. September 1997

“How UN Secrecy led to tragedy in Rwanda”, World Today. Chatham House August/September issue. 2000

“The Security Council’s Secret World”. International Affairs Vol 77 Number 1 January 2001

“Is anyone interested in Rwanda?”, British Journalism Review. Vol 12 No2 2001

“The Media and the Rwandan Genocide”. Contemporary Security Policy Special Issue: Dimensions of Western military Intervention”. Vol 22 Number 3 Editors Colin McInnes. Nicholas J. Wheeler. December 2001

‘Britannia waived the rules: The Major government and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda’, with Paul Williams, African Affairs, 103(410), January 2004.

“Blood on their Cassocks”. New Humanist. November/December 2004.

“The Security Council in the face of Genocide”. Journal of International Criminal J Vol 3 pp 847-860. 2005

“Rwanda and Darfur: The Media and the Security Council”. International Relations. Volume: 20 issue: 1, page(s): 93-104 Issue published: March 1, 2006

“How UN Secrecy led to tragedy in Rwanda”, World Today. Chatham House August/September 2000 issue. Reproduced in the magazine April 2019.

“Moral Equivalence” in the Journal of International Peacekeeping. Volume 22 (2018): Issue 1-4 (Apr 2020): Special Issue: Rwanda Revisited: Genocide, Civil War, and the Transformation of International Law edited by Phillip Drew, Jeremy Farrall, Rob McLaughlin, and Bruce Oswald.


“A People Betrayed”.  In “Tell Me No lies. Investigative Journalism and its triumphs. Edited by John Pilger. Jonathan Cape, London 2004

“The security Council: Behind the Scenes in the Rwanda Genocide”, in Genocide, War Crimes and The West, edited by Adam Jones. Zed Books 2004.

“Missing the story: The Media and the Rwanda Genocide” in The Media and the Rwanda Genocide”, Edited by Allan Thompson Pluto Press 2007.

“The Past is Prologue: Planning the 1994 Rwandan Genocide”. After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond, ed. Phil Clark and Zachary D. Kaufman Columbia University Press, April 2009

Foreword. Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus, Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising Story and Why It Matters Today, Dallas: Benbella Books, 2014.

United Nations Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda (UNOMUR) and United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda 1 (UNAMIR 1) United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda II (UNAMIR II) The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operation. Edited by Joachim A. Koops, Norrie Macqueen, Thierry Tardy, Paul D. Williams.  OUP 2015

“The Eight Stage” in Confronting Genocide in Rwanda: Dehumanization, Denial and Strategies for Prevention, Jean-Damascène Gasanabo, David J. Simon and Margee M. Ensign, Apidama Ediciones, 2015.

“Négation due Génocide dans le Contexte du Rwanda”, in Rwanda, 1994-2014 – Histoire, mémoires et récits. Edité par Virginie Brinker, Catherine Coquio, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Éric Hoppenot, Nathan Réra, François Robinet. Les presses du réel. October 2017.

“Lessons Staring Us in the Face” in Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide. Edited Samuel Totten. Routledge 2018.

“The Violence of Denial” in Conversations on Violence An Anthology, Pluto Press, 2021