Arusha, May 4, 2010 (FH) - A three-men Togolese delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Koffi Esaw, Tuesday concluded a two days tour of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), trying key suspects of the 1994 genocide.

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According to a press statement released by the ICTR Spokesperson, Roland Amoussouga, the Togolese delegation expressed interest in learning from the Tribunal's experience and best practices.

The delegation met the ICTR President, Judge Dennis Byron, among other senior officials of the UN Court. They also visited the special UN detention facilities in the outskirts of Arusha.

The Togolese government helped to arrest and transfer in 1998 Edouard Karemera, former Vice President of the then ruling MRND party in Rwanda, who is currently on a joint trial, and Emmanuel Bagambiki, former Governor who was tried and acquitted.

 The ICTR was established in November 1994 by the UN Security Council. The UN Court has been directed to complete all first instance trials by end of this year and appeals by 2012.


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