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The trial of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged financiers and masterminds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Thursday began at The Hague. Kabuga faces charges of genocide, direct public incitement to commit genocide and murder as crimes against humanity. Kabuga was one of the financiers of the Rwandan media outlet Radio Télévision Libre des Mille [...]

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Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has sparked a strong international reaction, with most states referring to the actions of the Russian army as war crimes. A number of parliaments and heads of states have recognized that yet another international crime—genocide—is being committed by the occupant’s troops. Poland’s parliament—the Sejm—was the first to pass a resolution [...]

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The UN’s Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (RMICT) Monday ruled that Felicien Kabuga is fit to stand trial. Kabuga is charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide and conspiracy to commit genocide for his role in the Rwandan genocide. Kabuga allegedly funded the Akazu, the [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday reported that prominent Rwandan YouTube commentator Aimable Karasira has accused prison authorities of beating him and other jailed critics. Karasira spoke out about losing a family member to Hutu extremists and to the RPF during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In May 2021, he was arrested and charged with [...]

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In late March, Ukrainian authorities reported that Russian forces had forcibly transferred over two thousand children from the Russian-occupied Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine into Russia. Other reports note that Ukraine’s Human Rights Commissioner asserts that more than 121,000 Ukrainian children have been forcibly deported to Russia, where the government is reportedly preparing the necessary [...]

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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Wednesday accused armed forces in Ethiopia of participating in the ethnic cleansing of the Tigrayan minority. The Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia has been dealing with ethnic cleansing fears since the Ethiopian military conflict began in November 2020. The conflict has led to millions of refugees, including thousands to neighboring [...]

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The Rwanda appeals court Monday upheld Paul Rusesabagina’s 25-year sentence. In upholding the sentence, the court of appeals rejected the prosecutors’ demand for a life sentence. Rusesabagina’s supporters and international observers, such as TrialWatch and Amnesty International, called Rusesabagina’s first trial a sham. The 2021 sentencing was a result of his involvement in the 2018-2019 Rwandan [...]

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The Biden administration Monday formally announced its determination that Myanmar’s military had committed acts of genocide and crimes against humanity against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ordered his own “legal and factual analysis” of the atrocities committed against the minority group. He announced the determination on Monday at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum [...]

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The United Nations was founded in 1945 on the premise that the use of force was to be used only as a last resort. Yet, several decades later a tyrant once again is using force to resolve a “dispute”. In 1945, the world had just finished a war where Europe had been devastated. Stung by [...]

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