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Rwanda: What should happen to priests convicted for genocide?
Can the hand that raised a machete to kill now raise it to bless? The rehabilitation of priests convicted for their role in the 1994…
Bernard Munyagishari escorted by police in Kigali, Rwanda
In Rwanda, the surprising confessions of Bernard Munyagishari
The case of Bernard Munyagishari is unique among those transferred to Rwanda by the former International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and other foreign jurisdictions. Sentenced…
The unprotected life of a Rwanda Tribunal “protected witness”
In Rwanda, there are a thousand “protected witnesses” from the former International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Among them, the feeling of abandonment often dominates. This…
Week in Review: US strikes in Syria, while Rwanda remembers the genocide
International justice saw a new failure this week on Syria. The UN Security Council was unable to agree a Resolution after the “chemical weapons” massacre…
Week in Review: Can we agree on History?
The way that history is written emerged as a focus of the transitional justice week, be it in Tunisia, Palestine, Israel or Rwanda. Transitional justice…
Week in Review: AU Silence on the ICC, and Debate on International Tribunals
The transitional justice week was marked by the African Union (AU) summit in Kigali, which had been expected to confirm the war between the continent…
Claude Muhayimana in Paris (2013)
French Justice Returns to Rwanda
For the third time, a trial is opening in France against a Rwandan accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis. The case of…
Bernard Ntuyahaga
Major Ntuyahaga’s “perpetual spring”
Bernard Ntuyahaga and his family saw his return to Rwanda, from which he had fled for 24 years, as a path to certain death. The…
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 wins on ICTR convict early releases
It’s a U-turn, that applies to convicts from Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. In his September 17 decision, the new presiding judge of the International Residual…
How Rwandans are writing about the genocide
Despite a very rich oral culture, Rwanda was virtually absent from the modern African literary and cinema scene before 1994. Several authors and a rare…
Rwanda: at the heart of the memory
The Kigali Memorial in Gisozi, where more than 250,000 victims are buried, is at the heart of the memory of the genocide perpetrated against the…
Rwanda: Suspect transfers signal new stage in genocide trials
On March 19, a Rwandan genocide suspect was arrested in the Netherlands. It is likely that he will be extradited to Rwanda for trial. Since…
Rwandan reparations fund breaks ground but is still not enough, say victims
Twenty-five years ago, between April and July 1994, Tutsis in Rwanda were victims of genocide. JusticeInfo joins the commemorations by publishing over the coming weeks…
ICC investigations in Burundi “will be difficult but not impossible”
Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) became effective in October 2017, after the Court had finished its preliminary examination on crimes committed since…
Rwanda: The gruesome plight of children during the Tutsi genocide
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) launched on October 4 an online exhibition giving insight on how children were affected by the Rwandan genocide…
Rwandan genocide commemoration pays tribute to “upright” Hutus
On Friday April 7 Rwanda will be commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the genocide perpetrated against Tutsis in 1994. In the run-up to these commemorations…
New Church doctrine of repentance and forgiveness gains ground in Rwanda
People in Rwanda excommunicated from the Church because of their participation in the 1994 genocide are now being allowed back to Communion in some Catholic…
Rwanda’s “Red Commune”, a killing field of the genocide
At the time of the 1994 genocide, Gisenyi prefecture in northwest Rwanda was, like other prefectures, divided into communes. But the “Red Commune” does not…