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]
April 8, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday made a statement in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, expressing regret for the UN's silence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 people. Ban urged the international community to prevent such atrocities from occurring again ...[read more]
March 30, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday that significant progress as been made in national and international courts to bring to justice those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The announcement was made in a briefing paper published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocide. HRW ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Defense counsel for former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa on Wednesday filed a notice of appeal after a Paris court convicted him of genocide and crimes against humanity for his participation in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After a six-week trial, in which Simbikangwa maintained his ...[read more]
March 15, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Paris court on Friday convicted former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa of genocide and crimes against humanity for his participation in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After a six-week trial, in which Simbikangwa maintained his innocence, the court delivered a sentence of 25 years in ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The French Court of Cassation on Thursday blocked plans to extradite three men to stand trial in Rwanda for alleged crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. The court overturned a November decision by the Court of Appeal of Paris to allow the extradition of Claude Muhayimana and ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of the first suspect to be transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to the Rwandan national court system began Wednesday. The Tanzanian-based UN tribunal transferred Jean Bosco Uwinkindi in April 2012 to stand trial for his role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A court in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday sentenced former Rwandan mayor Onesphore Rwabukombe,to 14 years in prison for his role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Rwabukombe was convicted of ordering the April 11, 1994, massacre of between 400 and 1200 ethnic Tutsis who had taken refuge from ethnic ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday announced that Augustin Ndindiliyimana, the former chief of staff of the Rwandan parliamentary police, and Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye, the former commander of a military reconnaissance battalion, had been acquitted on appeal. In ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A French court opened trial Tuesday against former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa in the country's first trial of a suspect in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Simbikangwa, 54, is charged with arming and directing Hutu extremists in the violence that claimed the lives of an estimated half ...[read more]

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