Compensation

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 »

Gacaca Archive

Rwf5 billion to complete Gacaca digital archiving. By Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. With a fraction of Gacaca archives already digitised, it will require about Rwf5.5 billion to complete digitalisation of some 60 million copies of the archives, officials at … Continue Reading »

Compensation

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 »

Property

Will Genocide convicts ever pay back all looted property? By Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. First Published: March 20. As far as Aloys Rwamasirabo can recall, it’s been about eight years since a Gacaca court in his Western Province’s Nyange … Continue Reading »

Enforcement

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 »

House of Memory

Survivors Fund (SURF) has transferred ownership of the Kamonyi Centre, a purpose-built site for the preservation of the memory of the Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, as told by survivors, to Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).  This … Continue Reading »

Reparative Justice

The issue of reparative justice, reconciliation and reintegration. From: Healing Fractured Lives: Reconciliation and reintegration in Rwanda by Aurélien Tobie with François Masabo for International Alert (September 2012). Justice is by far the most contentious issue within the reintegration context. It is … 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 »

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 »

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 »