Declaration

At a Roundtable Discussion in Kigali on Friday, IBUKA (National Association of Survivor’s Organisations) and the Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) signed the Joint Declaration on the Rights to Reparation for Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Joint Declaration … Continue Reading »

Judgement

Concern over validity of International Criminal Tribunal judgments. Kigali 20.06.2013 – IBUKA expresses concern over the recently leaked letter – from  Judge Frederik Harhoff of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)- questioning the credibility of the Tribunal President, Judge Theodor … Continue Reading »

Justice

Restorative Justice for Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Noam Schimmel, Huffington Post. Who knows best what the needs of Rwandan genocide survivors are as they seek to rebuild their lives? Genocide survivors themselves. As the Rwandan New Times recently reported, … Continue Reading »

Compensation

New impetus in Genocide reparation cases. By Jean de la Croix Tabaro, The New Times. June 06, 2013. The Government is designing a new strategy to ensure that all issues related to compensation of Genocide survivors are sorted by December. … Continue Reading »

Extradition

Arrest of Rwandan genocide suspects: an important step towards accountability. The Metropolitan Police’s arrest of five Rwandan genocide suspects in the UK on 30 May is an important step forward in the pursuit of justice for survivors of the 1994 … Continue Reading »

Calvary

A guest post by Lindsey Hilsum, Patron of Survivors Fund (SURF). It is the season of remembrance.  On Saturday May 5th I went to the Sainte Famille Church in central Kigali to meet a group of some 200 genocide survivors … Continue Reading »

Post-Gacaca

Post-Gacaca compensations for survivors: A missed opportunity for Reconciliation in Rwanda by Albert Gasake In this paper, Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Coordinator at SURF, examines the problems that persist for survivors in obtaining adequate and meaningful compensation for material assets … Continue Reading »

Justice

Address of David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), at The Berkshire Rwandese Community Event at Reading Civic Centre to mark the 19th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, 11th April 2013  Never before in modern history … Continue Reading »

Accountability

‘Never again’ means ensuring accountability for the genocide in Rwanda.  Rwanda has made significant steps in the pursuit of justice for victims of the genocide 19 years ago. But many suspected perpetrators living abroad have not been brought to justice … Continue Reading »

Commemoration

Survivors Fund (SURF) has supported a number of commemoration events in the UK, and further afield too, to mark the 19th Anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi. We supported the commemoration event of members of the Rwandan community living … Continue Reading »