April 16, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred K. Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda argues that the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a period of mourning for those lost as well as remembrance of the international community's failure to ...[read more]
October 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Rwandan President Paul Kagame alleging he ordered the killings of the former presidents of Rwanda and Burundi. The lawsuit was filed by the widows of Juvenal Habyarimana, the former president of Rwanda, and ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The International Criminal Court on Friday received requests to investigate Rwandan President Paul Kagame for backing armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rwandan and Congolese advocacy groups opposed to Kagame's rule have alleged that the Rwandan leader is guilty of war ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A former army chief of staff and ally of Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday accused the president of having ordered the killing of his preceding president, Juvenal Habyarimana. During his testimony in a Johannesburg court assessing his own attempted murder in 2010 in South Africa, General ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 17, 2011, theRwanda National Police Forceissued an international arrest warrant for four former Rwandan government officials now living in the US and South Africa. The warrant included former Army Chief of Staff General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, former Ambassador to the US Theogene ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A report compiled by a French court appeared Tuesday to clear Rwandan President Paul Kagame of accusations that he orchestrated the 1994 assassination of the country's then-leader Juvenal Habyarimana. The accusations against Kagame stem from the April 6, 1994, plane crash that killed Habyarimana ...[read more]
June 3, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Amnesty International (AI) urged Rwanda to review laws it claims have a "genocide ideology" that are being used to silence critics and dissenters, in a report published Friday. The report says that the government of Rwandan President Paul Kagame has expressed a commitment to reviewing laws that ...[read more]
January 18, 2011
by Matt Glenn
The Rwanda National Police Force issued an international arrest warrant Monday for four former Rwandan government officials now living in the US and South Africa. The four include former army chief of staff General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, former ambassador to the US Theogene Rodasingwa, former ...[read more]
September 17, 2010
by Zach Zagger
A Rwandan court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Deogratias Mushayidi to life in prison for recruiting rebels and trying to incite violence against the government of current Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Mushayidi was also given two additional lesser sentences for a fraudulent passport and ...[read more]
August 28, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder, defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law says that even though the White House is now more openly critical of Rwandan President Paul Kagame's regime, the US and international ...[read more]

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