Reparation & Reconciliation

The 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in April 2014 renewed discussions about justice and reconciliation in Rwanda. Rwanda’s restorative justice sentenced thousands of perpetrators to reparation (often a monetary compensation) at the gacaca (community courts). However, many … Continue Reading »

Outrage

The BBC’s recent “Rwanda: The Untold Story” provides a highly imbalanced account of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, with no challenge to its selection of sources and materials, nor checks on the assertions made. Sadly, it serves to fuel … Continue Reading »

Come Together

A group of seven organisations, including Survivors Fund (SURF), representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has called for increased support to the tens of thousands of vulnerable genocide survivors in Rwanda. The call has … Continue Reading »

Announcement

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 »

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 »

Fund for Survivors

This month marks the nineteenth anniversary of the genocide  against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The theme for this year’s commemoration is kwigira (self-reliance). Fostering self-reliance for genocide survivors is the bedrock on which all the work of Survivors Fund (SURF) is built. No … Continue Reading »

Acquittals

IBUKA condemns the immediate release of Justin Mugenzi and Prosper Mugiraneza. The two former ministers of the Government of Rwanda at the time of the genocide in April 1994, had been previously convicted of conspiracy to commit genocide and direct … Continue Reading »

Right

IBUKA, the national umbrella association of 15 survivor’s organisations in Rwanda, in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF) and REDRESS, have submitted a discussion paper to the President of the Republic of Rwanda which sets out recommendations for reparation for survivors … Continue Reading »

Reparation

A guest post from Albert Gasake, Legal Advocacy Project Coordinator of Survivors Fund (SURF) in Rwanda: Right to reparation for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda: Difficulties and future perspectives While the rights to reparation for victims of … Continue Reading »