Compensating survivors: How far have we gone? By Rodrigue Rwirahira, The New Times. Denyse Mukeza could look to her current job as a respite, but the scars and losses she incurred 23 years ago remain raw. She is the branch … Continue Reading »


Expedite Compensation of Genocide Survivors – Senators. The New Times, 29th March 2016. By Rodrigue Rwirahira The Executive Secretary for the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) appeared in senate on Monday to explain the commission’s role seeking solutions to … Continue Reading »


Genocide survivors’ compensation should not delay, warns Minijust. By Theophile Harushyamagara, Rwanda Focus. The permanent secretary in the ministry of justice, Isabelle Kalihangabo, has warned no trial concerning property refunds related to the 1994 genocide against Tutsis should take more … Continue Reading »


Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda: why the victims are not paid compensation Genocide is an irreparable crime, but financial reparations for survivors would help mend damage done and educate society By Jean Paul Mugiraneza in Nairobi, for Insights on … Continue Reading »


The Rwandan case: is it possible to truly compensate victims of genocide? Jean-Paul Mugiraneza discusses why the victims of the Tutsi Genocide- one of the worst incidences of mass killing in the 20th century- are still struggling to receive financial … Continue Reading »


Protect young Genocide survivors’ inheritance rights. Editorial, The New Times. August 10, 2013. Members of a taskforce set up by the Prime Minister to come to the bottom of thousands of cases of injustice suffered by Genocide survivors have their … 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 »


Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress and IBUKA, has been working on developing an array of submissions on draft and current legislation that impacts on the rights of survivors. At present, the Rwanda Parliament is debating a new law … Continue Reading »


As we mark the 18th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7th April, Survivors Fund (SURF) is supporting the commemoration, as well as calling for action to secure reparation for survivors. Over the past month in … Continue Reading »