Robert Gersony

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Robert Gersony is an American consultant known for his reports on conflict-affected countries, in particular in Africa. His most famous work, the 1994 "Gersony Report", was never actually finished. The 'Gersony Report' was suppressed by the United Nations, who had originally commissioned it, because it had reached the politically embarrassing conclusion that the Rwanda Patriotic Front, which had taken control of the country after the Rwandan Genocide, was carrying out politically motivated mass killing.[1] The Anguish of Northern Uganda, a report commissioned by the US Embassy in Kampala, is arguably the most cited source on the Lord's Resistance Army insurgency.[2]

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ A summary of Gersony's findings is available at Robert Gersony (10-11-1994). "Summary for UNHCR Presentation Before Commission of Experts, 10 October 1994: Prospects for Early Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees Currently in Burundi, Tanzania and Zaire" (PDF). United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Retrieved 2010-09-20.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Appendix 2: Literature Review" (PDF).  in 01 Mar 2004: Monograph No 99: Behind the Violence. The War in Northern Uganda, Zachary Lomo and Lucy Hovil