One of the great human rights advocates of the past few decades, Alison Des Forges, who worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Rwanda, and was certainly the world’s leading expert on the genocide there in 1994, has died in the plane crash outside of Buffalo yesterday evening. If you read this moving tribute to her on the Human Rights Watch website, you will come to understand why she was so admired in the human rights community. Here is the story of a woman for others. RIP.
James Martin, SJ