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Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the Internatio (More)
Rwanda opposition leader sentenced to 8 years for treason, genocide denial
A Rwandan court on Tuesday convicted opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] of treason and genocide denial, sentencing her to eight years in prison. Ingabire was acquitted on charges of terrorism and pro (More)
Rwanda high court rules opposition leader's trial will continue despite her refusal to attend
The Rwandan high court ruled Wednesday that the case against opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] will continue despite her announcement this week that she refuses to attend further proceedings. The cou (More)
France report clears Rwanda president of assassination charge
A report compiled by a French court appeared Tuesday to clear Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile] of accusations that he orchestrated the 1994 assassination of the country's then-leader Juvenal Habyarimana . The accusations (More)
Rwanda genocide tribunal hears appeal of ex-army officer
The Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the case of Aloys Ntabakuze , a former Rwandan army officer convicted of genocide and related crimes. Ntabakuze appealed his December (More)
Dutch court sentences Rwandan Hutu to life in prison over 1994 genocide
A Dutch appeals court on Thursday sentenced Joseph Mpambara to life in prison for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Mpambara, a former member of extremist Hutu militia Interahamwe , which was responsible (More)
Amnesty calls on Rwanda to review 'genocide ideology' laws used to silence dissent
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 [ (More)
Rwanda genocide leader arrested in DRC
Rwandan genocide suspect and former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced on Wednesday. Munyagishari was wanted on (More)
Rwanda genocide tribunal convicts ex-military chief Bizimungu, 3 others
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday convicted former Rwandan army chief Augustin Bizimungu and three others involved in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Bizimungu was sentenced to 30 ye (More)
'Genocide Denial' and the ICTR: Reflections of a Former Defense Counsel
JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law was defense counsel in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) until last month when he was removed for "misconduct," an action that he argues was part of a wider (More)