Maître Albert Gasake (SURF) writes about the latest initiatives to address reparation to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in “Pan-African Reparation Perspectives”. “Twenty years later, a new momentum to provide reparation for genocide victims in Rwanda” Pan-African … Continue Reading »


Jean Bosco Uwinkindi is the first suspect in a genocide case to be transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania to the Rwandan national court system. The trial of the former Pentecostal pastor, who is … Continue Reading »

I have a dream

A guest post by Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Coordinator of Survivors Fund on a survivor’s reflection on the “I have a dream” speech. Today, August 28th, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) … Continue Reading »

A Day in SURF

Guest post from David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). In my post as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), I travel to Rwanda three times a year. Each summer, I accompany the UK Conservative Party on Project Umubano, which is … Continue Reading »


Genocide survivors to set up trust fund. by Edwin Musoni, The New Times. Genocide survivors are planning to establish an international trust fund that will draw finances from all over the world to help the vulnerable survivors of the 1994 … Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


Today, a Dutch court found Yvonne Basebya (Ntacyobatabara) guilty of instigation to commit genocide in the run up to and during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Basebya’s conviction confirms that perpetrators of the worst crimes can be held accountable irrespective of where … Continue Reading »


Extraordinary African Chambers – A lesson to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is now closing down after nearly 20 years of business, and continues to be subject to unprecedented criticisms. Since its … Continue Reading »

Human Rights Day

A guest post by Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Coordinator of Survivors Fund on reflections on Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to effective remedy for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda to … Continue Reading »