Case ICTR-00-56

Survivors Fund (SURF) is supporting the request by our partner organisation IBUKA for leave to make submissions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in connection with the prosecutor’s sentencing appeals of case number … Continue Reading »

Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »

Reparation

For the previous year, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been working with REDRESS on a coordinated project focused on securing reparation for survivors of the Rwanda genocide. In a brilliant piece in Pambazuka News, Juergen Schurr, legal advisor at REDRESS, writes … Continue Reading »

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with LSE Arts, will be presenting a new exhibition in the Atrium Gallery of the Old Building at the London School of Economics from Monday 18th July to Friday 26th August. An online version of … Continue Reading »

Remembering the Survivors

Remembering the Survivors of Genocide in Rwanda by Noam Schimmel is a remarkable call to action. Published by Dissent Magazine, the article sets out the importance of expressing more than platitudes and consolations for survivors, but the importance of material … Continue Reading »

Gacaca and Justice

Gacaca and Justice

This week marks the publication of Phil Clark’s landmark book, The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice Without Lawyers. The gacaca process has been highly controversial since it was introduced in 2001, and though the final courts … Continue Reading »

Remembering

Remembering

The story of Rwanda is a remarkable one. The world has rarely witnessed such an orgy of violence and killing as that during the Rwandan genocide, which began 17 years ago today. Over one million Tutsis and a number of … Continue Reading »

Forgiveness

In previous posts I have addressed the issue of forgiveness in Rwanda, but I wanted to post again following a superb lecture I attended yesterday by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on “Is violence ever justified?” The lecture was followed by a panel … Continue Reading »