Kabarondo

Rwandan genocide survivors hope for justice from Paris trial. By Stephanie Aglietti. Kabarondo (Rwanda) (AFP) – Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his … Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Reparation

Rwanda: No justice without reparation by David Russell and Juergen Schurr What will be the legacy of local and international justice for the 1994 genocide survivors? On 18 June, President Kagame officially closed gacaca, the traditional community courts that according to the … Continue Reading »

Gacaca

For immediate release Survivors’ concerns over closure of gacaca courts need to be addressed Kigali, 15 June 2012 – Many survivors in Rwanda fear that with the official closure of the gacaca courts on Monday, 18 June 2012, their right … Continue Reading »

Enforcement

In accordance with the Justice, Reconciliation, Law & Order Sector Strategy (2009–12), the Legal Aid Forum carried out a research project to monitor and evaluate the enforcement of court judgments in Rwanda. The research focused on the enforcement of civil judgments, excluding … Continue Reading »

Human Rights

Survivors Fund (SURF) today tabled a submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) in response to a new inquiry into the human rights work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 2011, which is documented in its 2011 Report on Human … Continue Reading »

Strategic Plan 2012

Over the past year Survivors Fund (SURF) has undertaken consultation with our staff, trustees, partner organisations and supporters to determine our approach to the work ahead over the next three year period. We have factored in the views of all these … Continue Reading »