Maître Albert Gasake (SURF) writes about the latest initiatives to address reparation to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in “Pan-African Reparation Perspectives”. “Twenty years later, a new momentum to provide reparation for genocide victims in Rwanda” Pan-African … Continue Reading »


On the international launch of Kwibuka20, Rwanda’s official campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Survivors Fund (SURF) and its partner organisations call on the international community to continue to address the ongoing … Continue Reading »


‘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 »


Today, a Dutch court found Yvonne Basebya (Ntacyobatabara) guilty of instigation to commit genocide in the run up to and during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Basebya’s conviction confirms that perpetrators of the worst crimes can be held accountable irrespective of where … Continue Reading »

Justice in Norway

REDRESS and Survivors Fund (SURF) welcome verdict in first Rwandan Genocide trial in Norway 14 February 2013 – REDRESS and Survivors Fund (SURF) welcome today’s verdict in the case of Sadi Bugingo, accused of planning and supervising the murder of about 2,000 … Continue Reading »


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 »


From 24th to 25th October 2012, prosecutors and judges from East African countries, representatives from the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) as well as experts from civil society … Continue Reading »


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 »


Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with REDRESS, has supported IBUKA in the drafting of a submission on a new draft Presidential Order on the implementation of Community Service (TIG) in Rwanda. TIG a critical issue , which disproportionately affects survivors – … Continue Reading »