Compensation

Expedite Compensation of Genocide Survivors – Senators. The New Times, 29th March 2016. By Rodrigue Rwirahira The Executive Secretary for the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) appeared in senate on Monday to explain the commission’s role seeking solutions to … 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 »

Momentum

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 »

MPs Debate

Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, calls to remember survivors and highlights the importance of reparation and justice in yesterday’s UK Parliamentary backbench business debate, agreeing on a motion related to the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The full debate … Continue Reading »

Alain and Dafroza Gauthier

Gauthier & Justice

Alain Gauthier, President of the The French Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda (CPCR), speaks to SURF about the historical importance of the first trial of a genocide suspect living on French soil  in February 2014 – that of Pascal … Continue Reading »

Twenty Years On

On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Survivors Fund (SURF) and survivor-led NGOs in Rwanda see that, despite significant progress in transforming lives and bringing sustainable change for many, support is still critically needed by tens … Continue Reading »

Appeal

‘Once in a generation’ chance to secure Rwanda genocide reparations. An appeal has been made to the international community to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by backing reparations for survivors. By Daniel Nelson, OneWorld.  The then UN … Continue Reading »

UK kwibuka20

On Wednesday 26th March, SURF Vice-Chair, Alphonsine Kabagabo, spoke at the UK Kwibuka20 Global Conversations commemoration event at the Houses of Parliament. Her full speech is available online here, though we paste below an extract: I speak to you first and … Continue Reading »

Compensation

Rwanda genocide: why the victims are not paid compensation Genocide is an irreparable crime, but financial reparations for survivors would help mend damage done and educate society By Jean Paul Mugiraneza in Nairobi, for Insights on Conflict Published in Guardian Professional, Tuesday … 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 »