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Roméo Dallaire


Roméo Dallaire served thirty-five years with the Canadian Armed Forces and now sits in the Canadian Senate. His Governor General’s Literary Award-winning book, Shake Hands with the Devil, exposed the failures of the international community to stop the worst genocide in the twentieth century. It has been turned into an Emmy Award-winning documentary as well as a feature film; it has also been entered into evidence in war crimes tribunals trying the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. Dallaire has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002, Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2005, the Aegis Award for Genocide Prevention from the Aegis Trust (United Kingdom) and the United Nations Association in Canada’s Pearson Peace Medal in 2005. As a champion of human rights, his activities include work on genocide prevention, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the Child Soldier Initiative, which seeks to develop a conceptual base for the elimination of the use of child soldiers.

Books by Roméo Dallaire

Mo_9782764808917 Premières lueurs. Mon combat contre le trouble de stress post-traumatique

Waiting_for_first_light Waiting for First Light

Soldiers They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

Ilssebattent Ils se battent comme des soldats, ils meurent comme des enfants

9780679311713 Shake Hands with the Devil



June 25, 1946

Denekamp, The Netherlands