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UN tribunal sends 10 cases to Rwandan national courts

[JURIST] The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday sent 10 cases for suspects in the country's 1994 genocide to Rwandan national courts, citing a need to meet its deadline of completing all trials by 2008. Cases have been transferred before [JURIST report] with the same concerns in mind. The ICTR is conducting 25 trials at the moment, with 16 more scheduled and 14 suspects still at large. Rwanda has called for more high-level suspects to be handed over to the national courts, but the UN refuses to do so unless the country abolishes the death penalty. IRIN has more.

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