70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: So what?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TRP_3WzwoU Today December 07, 2018, marks the 70th Anniversary of the 1948 Genocide Convention. This same day was designed, the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. Watch the 1-minute video by the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres and learn more. Click here … Continue reading 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: So what?

JUSTICE FOR GENOCIDE: HISTORIC DECISIONS OF THE ICTR

After 20 years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is due to close its doors on December 31. Below are some of its landmark decisions. •         September 2, 1998: first ICTR judgment This was the first judgment handed down by the ICTR, but also the first for genocide by an international court. Former mayor … Continue reading JUSTICE FOR GENOCIDE: HISTORIC DECISIONS OF THE ICTR

27.08.2014 – RWANDA/NORWAY – APPEALS HEARING FOR RWANDAN GENOCIDE SUSPECT IN NORWAY

 A Rwandan sentenced in Oslo for participation in the 1994 genocide on Tuesday pleaded not guilty as his appeals hearings opened.Sadi Bugingo, now 49, has been living in Norway since 2002. He was sentenced on February 14, 2013 to 21 years in jail, the maximum sentence in Norway.The Oslo court deemed that he had played … Continue reading 27.08.2014 – RWANDA/NORWAY – APPEALS HEARING FOR RWANDAN GENOCIDE SUSPECT IN NORWAY

MUNYESHYAKA Wenceslas, A priest convicted in absentia for genocide to appear before French court

The French judicial inquiry into Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, a Rwandan priest suspected of genocide, is “in its final phase”, according to a report of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) consulted by Hirondelle on Tuesday.Munyeshyaka’s case was transferred to France in 2007 by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).The MICT report quotes Nicolas … Continue reading MUNYESHYAKA Wenceslas, A priest convicted in absentia for genocide to appear before French court

Extradited Genocide suspect rejects defence counsel

Mbarushimana on arrival in Kigali from Denmark earlier this month. He is accused of participating in the killing of Tutsi in Kabuye and surrounding areas. File. A Genocide suspect extradited to Rwanda by Denmark early this month, Emmanuel Mbarushimana, yesterday  blocked his pre-trial hearing before the Nyarugunga Primary Court claiming that his legal counsel was … Continue reading Extradited Genocide suspect rejects defence counsel

Rucagu Boniface na Gen. Gatsinzi Marcel baba bagiye kuburanishwa?

Rucagu Boniface/Photo internet Mu gihe urubanza rwa Senateri NZIRASANAHO Anastase wahamijwe icyaha cya jenoside agakatirwa igihano cyo gufungwa burundu y’umwihariko rukomeje mu rukiko rukuru, hakomeje kwibazwa niba bwana RUCAGU Boniface na Generali GATSINZI Marcel nabo baba bagiye kuburanishwa ku byaha bya jenoside bakekwaho. Kimwe na Senateri NZIRASANAHO, bwana RUCAGU na GATSINZI ni bamwe mu bayobozi … Continue reading Rucagu Boniface na Gen. Gatsinzi Marcel baba bagiye kuburanishwa?

Christine yasigaye wenyine, ubuzima buracyamugoye nyuma y’imyaka 20

Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994 yabaye Nyiransengimana Cristine afite imyaka itanu, avuka kuri ba nyakwigendera Kagabo Patrick na Mukandinda Speciose, yavukiye ahitwaga komine Mwendo (mu Birambo) hari muri Perefegitura ya Kibuye, ubu aba mu mujyi wa Korongi, ntarabona inzu yuzuye yo kubamo, agerageza kwirwanaho ngo abeho. Uyu mukobwa utihanganira ibyamubayeho (rimwe na rimwe mu kiganiro … Continue reading Christine yasigaye wenyine, ubuzima buracyamugoye nyuma y’imyaka 20

Sweden: A ”genocidaire” sentenced for life imprisonment

STOCKHOLM—A Swedish court of appeal on Thursday upheld a life prison sentence for Stanislas Mbanenande, the first person in Sweden to be convicted of genocide, for crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The 55-year-old Swedish citizen of Rwandan origin was first sentenced by a Stockholm district court in June last year for a … Continue reading Sweden: A ”genocidaire” sentenced for life imprisonment

New York: Symposium on Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda

In a Symposium co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Rwanda and the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the UN headquarter in New York last week, Ms, Jacqueline Murekatete,  a NY attorney, human rights activist and survivor of the Rwanda genocide discusses the achievements as well as significant shortcomings of the ICTR and Gacaca courts … Continue reading New York: Symposium on Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda

France: A new Lawsuit against a genocide fugitive Félicien Baligira

French activists on Monday filed a fresh lawsuit against one Félicien Baligira, who is accused of masterminding the death of more than 6,000 in the former Cyangugu Prefecture during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Baligira, who currently resides in Nantes, a city in western France, is said to have unleashed members of the Interahamwe … Continue reading France: A new Lawsuit against a genocide fugitive Félicien Baligira

HRW:Gacaca did not deliver on its promises of reparations for genocide survivors

Lausanne, Twenty years after the genocide, how do human rights activists see the process of justice and reconciliation for Rwanda?  Interview with Carina Tertsakian, senior researcher on Rwanda at Human Rights Watch (HRW). Hirondelle: Twenty years after the genocide, how do you assess the work of the ICTR? Tertsakian: The ICTR was only ever expected … Continue reading HRW:Gacaca did not deliver on its promises of reparations for genocide survivors

UK MP Lefroy: Survivors have a need not just for food but for justice

Photo: UK MP Jeremy Lefroy 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 can be read at Hansard commencing column 358 and extract, … Continue reading UK MP Lefroy: Survivors have a need not just for food but for justice

Kwibuka20: Unique opportunity to address reparation for survivors

Photo SURF/David Russell,  in middle.In the UK, at a meeting at London’s King’s College, David Russell of the UK charity SURF (Survivors Fund) launched an appeal to the international community to support reparations for survivors of the genocide. He described how more than 300,000 survivors still face severe trauma, HIV infection through rape, and loss … Continue reading Kwibuka20: Unique opportunity to address reparation for survivors

Genocide Survivors’ money Wasted

A  house build by FARG for a survivor in Gakenke district  Photo/AERG The Rwandan Auditor general identified numerous irregularities in the management and delivery of the Government Assistance Fund for survivors (FARG) programs.  The current audit of FARG identified errors in the database and various cases of ghost beneficiaries - where a number of beneficiaries … Continue reading Genocide Survivors’ money Wasted

Itsinda ry’abahanga rigiye gucukumbura ikibazo cy’indishyi

Abacitse ku icumu baganira ku kibazo cy'indishyi Nyagatare, 2012. Photo IBUKA                                                             Itsinda ry’inzobere z’umuryango mpuzamahanga IOM (International Organization for Migration, Genève) n’urukiko mpuzamahanga rwashyiriweho u Rwanda I Arusha muri Tanzania  (ICTR) kuri uyu wa gatandatu 01/02/2014 ryasoje urugendo bagiriraga mu Rwanda rugamije kugishinama no gutangiza inyigo kuburyo ikibazo cy’indishyi kubarokotse jenoside cyakemuka  kubufatanye bwa Leta … Continue reading Itsinda ry’abahanga rigiye gucukumbura ikibazo cy’indishyi

Réparation pour les survivants au centre de préocupations d’Ibuka M&J

Dans un communiqué de presse publié aujourd’hui  par IBUKA mémoire et Justice Asbl à l’occasion du lancement  de la 20ème commémoration du genocide contre les Tutsi, L’assocation appelle le monde pour  se joindre avec elle pendant ce moment de commemoration du genocide contre les Tutsis. IBUKA déclare que la question de réparation pour les survivants, … Continue reading Réparation pour les survivants au centre de préocupations d’Ibuka M&J

UNSC visits the Kigali Genocide Memorial- Any thing Beyond remorse?

On October 7th the US Ambassador to the UN Samatha Powers along with United Nations Security council ( UNSC ) team including its current President amb. Agshin Mehdyev , paid tribute to over 250,000 buried in the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre .  Recalling  how the united nations failed to prevent the genocide in 1994, Amb. … Continue reading UNSC visits the Kigali Genocide Memorial- Any thing Beyond remorse?

Caribbean gathering focuses on reparations battle

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Politicians, lawyers and academics gathered Monday in St. Vincent & the Grenadines to advance an effort by more than a dozen regional nations to seek slavery reparations from three European countries that benefited from the Atlantic slave trade. The three-day conference is the first major step forward since the Caribbean Community … Continue reading Caribbean gathering focuses on reparations battle

Le négationnisme onusien dans l’indemnisation des rescapés selon Ibuka.

Le collectif des organisations et associations œuvrant pour les intérêts des survivants du génocide, Ibuka, s’insurge contre l’ONU, accusant l’organisation des nations unies de ne pas injecter de subsides substantiels dans le fonds d’assistance des rescapés du génocide, FARG. Le collectif Ibuka nuance toutefois son propos et rappelle qu’il a salué la reconnaissance par l’ONU … Continue reading Le négationnisme onusien dans l’indemnisation des rescapés selon Ibuka.

IBUKA Press Release: Roundtable Discussion, 28 June 2013

Press release: Roundtable Discussion, Kigali28 June 2013 Report on the International Trust Fund for Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda-and-Joint Declaration on the Rights to Reparation for Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda 2014 is the twentieth commemoration of the genocide, and will mark the closure of the UN … Continue reading IBUKA Press Release: Roundtable Discussion, 28 June 2013