Kwibuka22

Kwibuka22: Over 3,800 volunteers to help trauma victims. By James Karuhanga, The New Times Ibuka, the umbrella organisation for Genocide survivors’ associations, has prepared 3,800 social workers to help trauma victims during the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against … Continue Reading »

ICTR Closes

International Criminal Tribunal closes. By Alastair Leithead. BBC News. The small, dusty town of Arusha in northern Tanzania is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro, to the beauty and the wildlife of the Serengeti. But for 21 years, a small courtroom … Continue Reading »

Reparations

Genocide survivors hopeful of reparations as ICTR winds up. By Edwin Musoni, The New Times.  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), yesterday, heard the last arguments in the appeal case involving former minister for family affairs and women development … 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 »

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 »