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Rwanda, 25 years after the genocide

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 numerous articles, interviews, maps and reports.

Rwanda: The most judged genocide in history
Never before in the history of international justice has a mass crime been judged so much or in so many places as the 1994 genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsis. Rwanda set up more than 12,000 courts to ensure that no one would escape their share of responsibility. More than one million individuals were tried there. An international tribunal set up by the United Nations has helped prosecute ringleaders, while Western countries have also conducted…
by Thierry Cruvellier and Ephrem Rugiririza,
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Pending the publication of our next unpublished articles dedicated to this special issue, consult all of our publications dedicated to Rwanda, since 2015.


The Hirondelle News Agency, based in Arusha, Tanzania, reported on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from 1997 and the International Criminal Court (ICC) from 2010. In June 2015, Hirondelle News handed over to Hirondelle News produced close to 20,000 dispatches, thus constituting one of the most important archives for these institutions, in four languages: English, French, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda.


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