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 »

Legislation

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress and IBUKA, has been working on developing an array of submissions on draft and current legislation that impacts on the rights of survivors. At present, the Rwanda Parliament is debating a new law … Continue Reading »

Compensation

As we mark the 18th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7th April, Survivors Fund (SURF) is supporting the commemoration, as well as calling for action to secure reparation for survivors. Over the past month in … Continue Reading »

Reparation

In its first verdict, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers between 2002 and 2003. The verdict is historic, not only because it is the first verdict of the the court … Continue Reading »

Justice

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), REDRESS and African Rights have published a landmark report on “Closing the Impunity Gap: Southern Africa’s Role in Ensuring Justice for the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.” The report is based on a two-day conference … Continue Reading »

Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »

Reparation

For the previous year, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been working with REDRESS on a coordinated project focused on securing reparation for survivors of the Rwanda genocide. In a brilliant piece in Pambazuka News, Juergen Schurr, legal advisor at REDRESS, writes … Continue Reading »

events

Events

In the lead up to the anniversary of the genocide in April, SURF is involved in a number of initiatives. On Tuesday 29th March, SURF is organising a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in … Continue Reading »

Rwanda Visit

I arrived in Kigali yesterday for a three-week visit in Rwanda. There are a number of items on the itinerary on which I will be reporting further in due course. The first part of the visit I will be travelling … Continue Reading »