Sovereignty, Identity, and the ‘Apparatus of Death’

Tawia Ansah

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The question posed in this essay is whether, using the Rwanda story in its outlines as an example, there is a relation between the legal elision of ethnic identity within, and the juridical deployment of ethnic identity to legitimize wars without. In short, what is the relationship, postconflict, between law, sovereign  legitimacy, and violence as refracted through the lens of identity?
40 New Eng. L. Rev. 529

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