Wednesday, February 1, 2023

ICTR Opens Fourth Court to Speed up Genocide Trials

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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on 1 March,2005 opened the fourth court room to speed up trials of genocide suspects and to meet the closing UN strategy of 2008. The...

ICTR Colloquium

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Arusha(INTERNEWS) - U.N Prosecutors have called upon national and international authorities to assist their tribunals by arresting and transferring immediately indicted fugitives for serious war and human crimes committed in Rwanda...

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...

Commemorating the Past for a Better Future

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The Kigali genocide memorial stands atop Gisozi Hill in Kigali Rwanda . Here, the Rwandan government with the assistance of Aegis trust has created a place for the commemoration of the...

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...

REBUILDING FROM THE ROOTS: Children, Peace and Reconciliation

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One of the greatest challenges facing Rwanda, is how best to build a lasting peace among all its citizens, following the genocide of 1994. The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission has encouraged...

Rwanda Jails Former President Bizimungu

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Kigali - A Rwandan court sentenced former president Pasteur Bizimungu on Monday to 15 years imprisonment for charges that included creating a militia and inciting violence in a country still scarred...

Rwandan Media: Judging the Past, Looking to the Future

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By Mary Kimani, KIGALI - All over Kigali there is the new sound of music and programming coming through the airwaves. It is the sound of Radio 10, the first in a...

A Year After the Release of Prisoners: HOW PEOPLE VIEW GACACA

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KIGALI - In May 2003 thousands of prisoners who had confessed to genocide were released and returned home. A year since their release some have begun to take an active role...

Truth and Reconciliation: The Way Forward for Rwanda?

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By Geoffrey Mutagoma, KIGALI - On the eve of the year 2003 Rwandan president Paul Kagame issued a presidential decree which would see 18,000 prisoners released from Rwandan jails a month later. The...

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