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Editor’s Introduction


Samuel Totten


Upon its inception in 2006, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Jour- nal 1:1 published a special issue entitled ‘‘Genocide in Darfur.’’ At that time, the crisis in Darfur had already been the focus of international attention for some three years. That special issue provided an overview of the crisis, the crimes perpetrated against black African women and girls of Darfur by government of Sudan (GoS) troops and the Janjaweed, the legal implications of the US determination that the atrocities in Darfur constituted genocide, a comparative analysis of the atrocities perpetrated in Rwanda in 1994 and Darfur in the early 2000s, and a critical analysis of the US gov- ernment’s Atrocities Documentation Project whose data were used by the US govern- ment to make its determination of genocide.