ICTR won’t beat deadline – official

The United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, (ICTR) will not meet its 2008 deadline to wrap up and 14 fugitives accused of plotting the slaughter are still in hiding, the court said on Saturday.

The United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, (ICTR) will not meet its 2008 deadline to wrap up and 14 fugitives accused of plotting the slaughter are still in hiding, the court said on Saturday.

Roland Amoussouga, the ICTR senior legal adviser said one reason some cases would not be completed before the court’s mandate expires was that they were too complicated.

 “It’s not possible to complete all the cases before the end of December 2008,” Amoussouga told journalists on the sidelines of a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in Kampala, Uganda.

The ICTR in Arusha, Tanzania, is prosecuting the architects of the genocide in which Hutu militants killed over a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus in one of the worst bouts of bloodletting in Africa’s history.
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