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After the age of accountability in the 1990’s and early 21st century, there are certain lessons that have been learned since then. One of those lessons is that the beast of impunity must be faced down…always. International courts seeking justice for atrocity crimes in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone were beacons of light [...]

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A woman who served a 10-year sentence in US prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship was deported to Rwanda on Friday. She was arrested upon her arrival in Rwanda and now faces several charges.  Beatrice Munyenyezi had lived in the United States since 1998. She failed [...]

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Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order. Ntaganda was a general in the Congolese army, but in 2012 he left the army and formed the M23 rebel group, which [...]

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Rwanda’s High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes on Friday ruled that it has jurisdiction to try Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” on the charges of terrorism financing, armed robbery, abduction, arson, attempted murder, assault, and battery. During the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina used his connections and position as hotel manager [...]

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