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French magistrates drop two-decade investigation into assassination of Rwandan President
The Rwandan government released a statement Monday that French Magistrates Jean-Marc Herbaut and Nathalie Poux closed an ongoing investigation last Friday, into the 1994 downing of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane. Habyarimana, (More)
France prosecutors move to dismiss Rwanda genocide charges
French prosecutors have reportedly recommended dismissal of the charges against a group of current and former Rwandan officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana. Habyarimana, a member o (More)
The House We Built: How the United States Walked Away from Decades of Accountability
As the world turns inward, nationalistic perspectives are on the rise. It feels like 1930, where the international order laid out in the Versailles Treaty, was about to be turned upside down. Today, something terrible is lurking around the corner, si (More)
Denmark appeals court upholds extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect
The Eastern High Court of appeals in Denmark on Friday upheld a decision that a Rwandan native and Danish national since 2014 can be extradited to face trial for crimes against humanity. Wenceslas Twagirayezu is suspected of committing crimes ag (More)
ICTY marks official closing
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday marked its official closure with with a ceremony held in the Hague. The event marked the end of the ICTY's 24 year tenure trying those most responsible for genocide, c (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
Turkey blocks Wikipedia as threat to national security
Turkey blocked the website Wikipedia on Saturday deeming it a threat to national security. Opponents say Turkey's choice to block the website further supports rights groups and Turkey's Western allies opinion that the country prohibits freedom of (More)
Lawyers request release of reporter detained in Turkey
Legal counsel for detained reporter, Deniz Yucel, appeared before the Turkish Constitutional Court to request his release, his employer Die Welt said Wednesday. Yucel was detained in mid-February, and has been held by the Turkish government since. (More)
US judge sentences Rwandan who lied about participation in genocide
A judge for US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa on Thursday sentenced a man who lied about his participation in the Rwandan genocide to 15 years imprisonment followed by deportation. Gervais Ngombwa was convicted [North Iowa Today (More)
Sweden court upholds life sentence in Rwanda genocide case
A Swedish court of appeals on Wednesday upheld the life sentence [judgment, PDF, in Swedish; press release, in Swedish] of a man convicted of genocide during the 1994 Rwanda genocide . The Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm found that Claver Berinkin (More)
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