Protest against the ICTR led by IBUKA in Rwanda

Reparations for Victims

Reparations for victims matter as much as Kabuga’s trial Prosecutions contribute to history and truth but shouldn’t be allowed to again overshadow compensation for Rwanda’s victims. by Allan Ngari, ISS Africa The arrest on 16 May of Félicien Kabuga, alleged … Continue Reading »

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Rwandan history and the testimonies of the Foundation Rwanda mothers show us that  systemic racism and violence are not new. Our hearts go out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson … Continue Reading »

Jus Cogens

The designation “Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi” has become “Jus Cogens” of international law By Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza, The New Times On Monday 20th April 2020 at 5:01pm, the United Nations adopted a resolution 74/273, recognising April 7 as the … Continue Reading »

The authorities had been searching for Félicien Kabuga for many years (Reuters)

The Arrest of Félicien Kabuga

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide survivors happy with arrest From BBC News Online Rwandan genocide survivor groups have welcomed the arrest in France of one of the most wanted men accused of being behind the mass killings. Félicien Kabuga, 84, was … Continue Reading »

CNLG Executive Secretary Jean Damascene Bizimana addresses media in Kigali. (Sam Ngendahimana)

Justice

CNLG shines spotlight on Genocide convicts who have evaded justice By Emmanuel Ntirenganya, The New TimesOriginally Published on 17th December 2019 Some people who were convicted of Genocide crimes by Gacaca courts have been on the run in an attempt … Continue Reading »

Survivors at Bisesero Memorial, Rwanda

Lessons from Rwanda

A new paper, Lessons from Rwanda: Post-Genocide Law and Policy, by Zachary D. Kaufman in the Stanford Law & Policy Review (August 2019) sets out the Lessons from Rwanda which emphasises that “learning from the Genocide against the Tutsi provides … Continue Reading »