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THE MAYOR IN RWANDA, "THE PRESIDENT'S MAN IN THE HILLS" by Ephrem Rugiririza
Arusha, June 12, 2003 (FH) - JeanPaul Akayesu was the first one. The former mayor of Taba (Gitarama province) was sentenced to life imprisonment by…
Ephrem Rugiririza
In Tribute to Ephrem
The editorial staff of Justice Info are in mourning after the death of our Africa editor, Ephrem Rugiririza, on Tuesday November 30 at his home…
Portrait of Ephrem Rugiririza at his funeral in Rwanda
“A good man and an exceptional colleague”
We have received many testimonies following the death on November 30 of Ephrem Rugiririza, Justice Info’s Africa editor. Former colleagues and others who knew him…
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Week in Review: How words count in transitional justice
Transitional justice is also a question of words, like genocide or ethnic cleansing, resonant with bloody memories of Rwanda or the Balkans. Short of words to…
Week in Review: Transitional justice is “an art not a science”
In an excellent new book, our colleagues at American NGO ICTJ recognize that transitional justice is “an art, not a science”. The International Center for…
Week in Review: Three African women in transitional justice
“When I think – about the world, politics, freedom, literature, and so on – I do not feel like a woman at all,” wrote French…
Week in Review: CAR and Gambia take positive steps on justice
This week Africa and Africans showed that transitional justice, so often criticized on that continent, can complement national justice.  The Central African Republic (CAR) finally…
Week in Review: Looking back in Nepal and Bosnia, ICC trying to look forward
It was once again a week of contrasts for transitional justice, notably in Cambodia, The Hague, South Sudan, Bosnia and Nepal, reflecting how paths to…
Week in Review: Tears for Tunisia and the ICC, money for the CAR
The first public hearings of victims started this week in Tunisia while the International Criminal Court (ICC), holding its annual Assembly of States Parties, suffered…
This week in review: from Donald Trump to Libya, Tunisia and Burkina Faso
  The week was marked by a big event, likely to have big consequences: the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the…
Week in review: French forces leave the CAR, and some African support for the ICC
Africa remained at the centre of transitional justice news this week. November 1 marked the departure of French forces from the Central African Republic, three…
Week in Review: New African blow to the ICC, and Tunisia prepares for victim hearings
The Gambia may be a small West African country that rarely hits the headlines, but this week’s announcement that it is pulling out of the…
Week In Review: Interview with the ICC Prosecutor, Women and Slaves
Interviewing Fatou Bensouda about transitional justice is like talking to the late, great pianist Glenn Gould for a musician, or to Lionel Messi about football.…
Week in Review: Impunity in the Great Lakes, Truth and Justice in Mali and Germany
The Great Lakes region of Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, was at the heart of transitional justice developments…
The Team
AIDF has a truely international team, bringing together Journalists and Administrators from Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, France,  Belgium and Switzerland.   In Arusha Ephrem Rugiririza  - Editor…
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…
State Council buildings in Paris, France
Should a woman be penalized for having a genocidal husband?
In a recent article, a professor of public law analyses a French court decision to deny naturalization to a Rwandan woman because of her marital…
Carte situant le village de Mayi Munene, près de Tshikapa, dans la province du Kasaï en République démocratique du Congo.
First trial in Kasai for crimes of the Kamuina Nsapu rebellion
For the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai province, a former militia leader was on October 30 convicted of war crimes by…