Roméo Dallaire





Roméo Dallaire


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in Denekamp, Netherlands
June 25, 1946

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Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.C, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired), Senator, has had a distinguished career in the Canadian military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-General and becoming Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources) in the Department of National Defence in 1998. In 1994, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR).

His book on his experiences in Rwanda, entitled Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, was awarded the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.

It has garnered numerous international literary awards, and is the basis of a full-length feature film released in September 2007.

Since his retirement from the m
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“I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God.”
Roméo Dallaire, Shake Hands With The Devil
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“Where you are born should not dictate your potential as a human being.”
Roméo Dallaire, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers

“Are all humans human? Or are some more human than others?”
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