Why ICTR should fold before Kabuga’s capture

Editor, Yes, Theodor Meron and his decisions are especially egregious miscarriages of justice. But the larger miscarriage was to impose the ICTR – with its arcane incomprehensible rules tailor-made for lawyers’ careers and grandstanding – on the victims. 

Editor,

ALLOW ME to react to Felly Kimenyi’s article, “With an ally on the bench, Kabuga and co. don’t need to hide after all” (The New Times, February 13). 

Mr. Kimenyi falls into the familiar trap of focusing on the tree instead of the forest.

Yes, Theodor Meron and his decisions are especially egregious miscarriages of justice. But the larger miscarriage was to impose the ICTR – with its arcane incomprehensible rules tailor-made for lawyers’ careers and grandstanding – on the victims. 

Anyone who expected justice from the UN (for the ICTR remains part of the UN’s bureaucracy), after its repeated betrayal of the Rwandan people, is naive beyond compare.

My hope is that this travesty finally shuts its doors before Félicien Kabuga is finally found, and that once he’s finally arrested, he is brought to Rwanda to face trial. 

And I hope, by then, there will not be a single vestige of this misbegotten travesty called international justice still in place.

Mwene Kalinda,
Rwanda

 

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