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Felicien Kabuga before the Mechanism for International Tribunals
Why Kabuga is no longer accused of importing machetes for genocide
Widely dubbed “the financier of the genocide,” Rwandan Félicien Kabuga has carried with him since the 1994 genocide a heavy reputation for ordering machetes used…
Rwanda: what’s at stake in the Kabuga trial
What are the consequences of the arrest last May in France of Félicien Kabuga, considered to be one of the main perpetrators of the 1994…
Félicien Kabuga, 23 years on the run… and what’s next?
Félicien Kabuga, the great paymaster of the Rwandan regime in the early 1990s, accused of genocide, was arrested on 16 May in France. For 23…
Burundi Truth Commission exhumations caught up in elections
Burundians are expected to go to the polls in May, but exhumations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are causing controversy. The government is suspected…
Françoise Mathe: The traps of universal jurisdiction
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Françoise Mathe Criminal lawyer at the Toulouse Bar and co-founder of Lawyers without Borders (ASF) France This Thursday, November 7, a new…
Elections in Africa: democratic rituals matter even though the outlook is bleak
The multi-party systems established in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia in the early 1990s have endured despite electoral violence. But democratic hopes have been dashed or…
Week in Review: Human rights activist awarded as dictators cling on
As we saw this week, transitional justice still appears far from countries such as Togo, Egypt and Burundi, whose people are still struggling under authoritarian…
Week in Review: Scandal at the ICC, questions on Burundi and Mali
The International Criminal Court is rocked by a huge scandal implicating its first Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, while the Central African Republic pursues its difficult…
“Embattled Burundi government using impoverished people as a rampart”
In Burundi, repression has been directed at all democrats in the country since 2015, even if there has been some ethnic targeting, according to French…
Week in Review: Focus on victims at the International Criminal Court
Reparations are one of the four pillars of transitional justice (along with truth, justice and the guarantee of non-repetition), and this week the International Criminal…
Week in Review: Burundi and South Africa move to quit ICC
After Burundi, South Africa. One after the other, two African countries in a week decided to leave the International Criminal Court, decisions which could be…
The arrest of Enoch Ruhigira, President Juvenal Habyarimana’s former Chief of Staff
JusticeInfo here publishes comments of Paris professor André Guichaoua on the July 20, 2016 arrest in Frankfurt, Germany, of Enoch Ruhigira, last head of presidential staff under Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana.…
Burundi-Rwanda: Inter-linked rivals at the heart of the “Great Lakes Region”
“There has never been any boundless kingdom. Burundi frequently fought various invasions from surrounding kingdoms.”  At the end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil…
Week in Review: A controversial arrest, Rwandan influence and Tunisia’s women fight for rights
The transitional justice week was marked by the controversial arrest in Frankfurt of Rwandan Enoch Ruhigira, the last head of presidential staff of Juvénal Habyarimana,…
The Week in Review: Rwanda “Hate Speech” Verdict and No Freedom of Speech in Burundi
After a cascade of decisions on Bemba, Karadzic, Seselj and Ruto in early April, this week was calmer in terms of transitional justice.  Nevertheless, Rwanda rendered an…
Realities and Illusions behind Burundi’s “Return to Order”
In March 2016, after a series of visits by high-level international emissaries (UN, AU, etc.), all the Burundian officials I heard on the ground were…
Was the UN’s Rwanda Tribunal Independent?
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which has officially closed its doors and handed down its last judgment after some 20 years of work,…
FEAR AND SUSPICION WITHIN BURUNDI REGIME, SAYS EXPERT
Paris University professor André Guichaoua is a leading specialist on the African Great Lakes region. In an exclusive interview with JusticeInfo.Net, he analyses recent developments…
BURUNDI GOVERNMENT’S CHOSEN PATH COULD PLUNGE COUNTRY INTO GRAVE CRISIS, SAYS EXPERT
Burundi is set to hold delayed and controversial legislative elections Monday, following two months of violent protests against current President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a…