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 »

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 »

Annual Report

We are proud to announce the electronic publication of the SURF Annual Report 2011, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. With your continuing support we have achieved much, despite the challenging climate. Our work ahead is … 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 »

WSEP

Survivors Fund (SURF) is honoured to announce the agreement of a new grant funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) of £966,360 for alleviating the poverty of genocide widows in Rwanda in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo. The … 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 »

Daphrose outside her home in 2009, funded by Survivors Fund (SURF)

Housing

In trying to exterminate all Tutsis in Rwanda, perpetrators of the 1994 genocide also attempted to deny survivors any potential for viable futures by destroying and looting their homes, productive assets and crops.  The genocide resulted in many homeless orphans … Continue Reading »

Inadequate Sentences

Arusha, February 13, 2012 (FH) -The prosecution has supported the application by two leading victims’ rights groups, who are asking the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to hear them, saying certain sentences imposed by the … Continue Reading »

2011 in Review

Each year we publish a formal annual review of our work, but we take this opportunity to flag up some of our highlights of the past year: New projects – Rolling out a new legal project led by a team of interns from AERG … 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 »