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[Pages 399-418]
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Introduction
I.  The Philosophical and Legal Theory Behind
Absolute Rights

    A.  Philosophical Theory of Absolute Rights
    B.  Legal Theory of Absolute Rights
II.  The Non-Existence of Absolute Rights in the UN’s Response to the Rwandan Genocide
    A.  Does Genocide Violate an Absolute Right?
    B.  Is It the UN’s Duty to Prevent Genocide?
    C.  Could the Absolute Right Have Been Protected Under Existing Norms of International Law?
    D.  Did the UN, Aware of the Situation, Choose Another Imperative over the Protection of the Absolute Right?
III.  Rwanda in Context
Conclusion