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Roméo Dallaire

Canadian humanitarian, author, and retired senator and general

1946   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Royal Military College of Canada
occupation: politician, autobiographer, writer, military personnel, human rights activist
award received: Officer of the Legion of Merit, Officer of the Order of Canada, Freedom Award, Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Legionnaire of Legion of Merit, Honorary doctor of the University of Ottawa, Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction, honorary doctorate at the Laval University, Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
position held: member of the Senate of Canada

Roméo Antonius Dallaire, (born June 25, 1946) is a Canadian humanitarian, author, retired senator and Canadian Forces lieutenant-general. Dallaire served as force commander of UNAMIR, the ill-fated United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994, and attempted to stop the genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against the Tutsi people and Hutu moderates. Dallaire founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative to help prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers. He is a senior fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) and co-director of the Will to Intervene Project which published a policy recommendation report, "Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities".
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