Arusha, April 7, 2004 (FH) – Judge Andresia Vaz, Vice President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Wednesday evening led over 200 staff members to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Speaking at the ceremony, Judge Vaz said ICTR staff members should take up the anniversary day, April 7, as the day of reflection and remembrance for the victims of genocide.

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Judge Vaz supported previous speakers at the ceremony who said every effort should be done to ensure that the world does not experience another genocide. After several statements Judge Vaz laid the commemoration wreath for the remembrance of genocide victims and over 25 ICTR staff members who passed away in the past 10 years including the first President of this tribunal the late Judge Laity Kama from Senegal. The event was followed by the observance of one minute of silence. The United Nations Security Council has earmarked April 7 (starting wi, 2004