Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Claver Gatete

Fight against impunity

Fight against impunity not Rwanda’s task alone – Amb Gatete James Karuhanga, The New Times, 12th June 2023 Justice for the victims and survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is not merely about prosecution; it is … Continue Reading »

Genocide against the Tutsi

Finally, the UN recognises the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. By Fred Nkusi, The New Times. The United Nations General Assembly recently officially designated April 7, as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in … Continue Reading »


EALA backs Rwanda’s quest for ICTR archives and the call for an International Trust Fund for Survivors. From The New Times, 18th April 2013. Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) yesterday passed a motion condemning the UN system … 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 »


IBUKA condemns the immediate release of Justin Mugenzi and Prosper Mugiraneza. The two former ministers of the Government of Rwanda at the time of the genocide in April 1994, had been previously convicted of conspiracy to commit genocide and direct … Continue Reading »


In an excerpt from Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi Annan – review by Rory Stewart in The Guardian, below, the position of Annan, who was Head of Peacekeeping Operations at the time is set out. General Dallaire, the … Continue Reading »


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



A new UN report published today calls for reparations for victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as “a matter of priority”. The 55-page report is a fascinating read, not only for the conclusion that it … Continue Reading »

Survivors and testimonies

A critical aspect of the work of SURF is to raise awareness of the situation of survivors in Rwanda today. The most powerful means to do so is through the testimony of the survivors, empowering them to tell their story in … Continue Reading »