Uwikindi

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 »

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 »

Resolution

EALA backs Rwanda’s quest for ICTR archives and the call for an International Trust Fund for Survivors. From The New Times, 18th April 2013. Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) yesterday passed a motion condemning the UN system … Continue Reading »

Justice

Address of David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), at The Berkshire Rwandese Community Event at Reading Civic Centre to mark the 19th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, 11th April 2013  Never before in modern history … Continue Reading »

Accountability

‘Never again’ means ensuring accountability for the genocide in Rwanda.  Rwanda has made significant steps in the pursuit of justice for victims of the genocide 19 years ago. But many suspected perpetrators living abroad have not been brought to justice … 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 »

Extraordinary

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 »

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 »

United Nations

“The international community failed Rwanda, and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow.  If the international community had acted promptly and with determination, it could have stopped most of the killing.  But the … Continue Reading »

Sentences

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) today sentenced, Augustin Ngirabatware, a former government minister in Rwanda, to 35 years in prison for crimes committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. He is the last person to be tried by … Continue Reading »