American historian Alison Des Forges, one of the leading experts in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its aftermath and a key advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, was among the victims of the plane crash in Buffalo, New York state, on 12 February, in which 50 people died. Roland Amoussouga, a spokesman for the ICTR, described her death as