Friday, December 9, 2022

The Butare six

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The biggest trial so far of Rwandan genocide suspects, has completed its first phase at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in Tanzania. Known as 'The Butare Trial', it involves six suspects...

GACACA 2004: More Suspects, More Challenges?

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From January 2005, the traditional village courts of Rwanda – known as Gacaca - will try genocide suspects all over the country. Gacaca courts were given this job to help reduce the...

Gen. Romeo Dallaire Testifies at the ICTR

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One of the most important witnesses from the 1994 genocide, Canadian General Romeo Dallaire recently made his appearance at the UN Tribunal for Rwanda . Dalliare was commander of the UN mission...

Recent Judgements an UN Rwanda tribunal

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The former mayor of Mukingo commune in Ruhengeri Province Western Rwanda was recently found guilty of genocide, extermination, and public and direct incitement to genocide. He was sentenced to life in...

Romeo Dallaire Testifies at the ICTR

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One of the most important witnesses from the 1994 genocide, Canadian General Romeo Dallaire recently made his appearance at the UN Tribunal for Rwanda . Dalliare was commander of the UN mission...

Recent Judgements an UN Rwanda Tribunal

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The former mayor of Mukingo commune in Ruhengeri Province Western Rwanda was recently found guilty of genocide, extermination, and public and direct incitement to genocide. He was sentenced to life in...

Getting the Truth: Inside the ICTR

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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda have concluded their case against four high ranking members of the former Rwandan military and alleged masterminds of the 1994 genocide. The prosecutor at...

Death Penalty, Peace and Reconciliation

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Between 1994 and the year 2003, the National Courts in Rwanda tried over 5,000 genocide cases and sentenced over 698 people to death. It is a sentence that sits well with...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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In June this year, a former mayor of a town in eastern Rwanda was found guilty of genocide, extermination and rape. Sylvestre Gacumbitsi was sentenced by Judges at the International Criminal...

Can the Law Protect a Witness?

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In 2004, The Government of Rwanda amended the laws governing Gacaca courts so as to address problems which emerged in the preliminary phases such as the harassment of witnesses, one of...

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