Deadline set for Uwinkindi transfer

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) ruled on Thursday Genocide suspect Jean Uwinkindi should be brought to Rwanda for trial within a fortnight.The decision, which legal minds say is final, cannot be appealed against and is void of ambiguities that had characterised previous...

Saturday, April 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

Lubanga verdict set for this month

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it willMarch 14th deliver its first ever verdict, issuing a judgment in the war crimes trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.Lubanga, who hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is accused of participating in the recruitment of child soldiers...

Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

Countdown to Uwinkindi’s transfer begins

The transfer of Jean Uwinkindi must now be carried out within 30 days, from yesterday, following the approval of amendments in the indictment as requested by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Yesterday’s decision was the only legal hurdle that stood...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

ICTR to transfer first detainee to Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), yesterday, made the final ruling on the referral of Jean Uwinkindi to Rwanda, to stand trial after losing an appeal against the transfer. The decision, which legal analysts have termed as ‘ground-breaking’, was reached by the Tanzania-based UN...

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

ICTR to transfer first detainee to Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), yesterday, made the final ruling on the referral of Jean Uwinkindi to Rwanda, to stand trial after losing an appeal against the transfer. The decision, which legal analysts have termed as ‘ground-breaking’, was reached by the Tanzania-based UN...

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

2012 will be critical for justice, Genocide fugitive trackers say

2011 may go down as the turning point in ensuring that Genocide fugitives don’t continue to evade justice. The year saw ground-breaking decisions that paved the way for the extradition of suspects to Rwanda to stand trial for crimes committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The rulings...

Monday, December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM

2012 will be critical for justice, Genocide fugitive trackers say

2011 may go down as the turning point in ensuring that Genocide fugitives don’t continue to evade justice. The year saw ground-breaking decisions that paved the way for the extradition of suspects to Rwanda to stand trial for crimes committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The rulings...

Monday, December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM

Gov’t welcomes Gatete war crimes verdict

The government has said that its earlier request to have key genocide suspect, Jean Baptiste Gatete transferred to Rwanda for trial, has been vindicated. This follows yesterday’s decision by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to hand a life sentence against Gatete, after finding...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:00 AM

Gov’t welcomes Gatete war crimes verdict

The government has said that its earlier request to have key genocide suspect, Jean Baptiste Gatete transferred to Rwanda for trial, has been vindicated. This follows yesterday’s decision by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to hand a life sentence against Gatete, after finding...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:00 AM

African states not cooperating in apprehending Genocide fugitives

KIGALI - Almost four years after the Office of the Prosecutor, through the Genocide Fugitives Tracking Unit (GFTU) started issuing indictments against suspected perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, African countries have been accused of limited cooperation. Since the establishment...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 12:00 AM

African states not cooperating in apprehending Genocide fugitives

KIGALI - Almost four years after the Office of the Prosecutor, through the Genocide Fugitives Tracking Unit (GFTU) started issuing indictments against suspected perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, African countries have been accused of limited cooperation. Since the establishment...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 12:00 AM

Pomp as President Kagame takes oath

GASABO - All roads led to Amahoro National Stadium, yesterday morning, as President Paul Kagame took the Oath of Office, a ceremony that on top of the tens of thousands of Rwandans, attracted over a dozen Heads of State. Kagame, who arrived at the fully packed stadium a few minutes past 10 a.m.,...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 12:00 AM

ICTR Prosecutor refers 25 cases to Rwanda

KIGALI - The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Hassan Boubacar Jallow has referred to Rwanda case files of 25 Genocide suspects.According to Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga, who received the files, this is a vote of confidence that the tribunal has in the...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 12:00 AM

Gov’t slams ICTR lawyers for ties to Genocide fugitives

KIGALI - The government has condemned some defence lawyers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the several jurists mainly based in Europe, for their continued provision of platforms to indicted Genocide fugitives. The condemnation as triggered by a conference slated for...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

Panic as key ‘witnesses’ in Spanish indictments defect

• Judge’s link to FDLR exposed Two men considered to be ‘key witnesses’ in a trumped up case by Spanish Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles, have made a u-turn and disassociated themselves with the allegations, dealing a heavy blow to the already empty case. Merelles last year issued indictments against...

Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

French team arrives for Genocide probe

KIGALI - In what has been described as a landmark development regarding judicial cooperation between France and Rwanda, two senior judges from the Paris Court of Higher Instance have arrived in the country to investigate Genocide fugitives on French soil. The two judges who arrived in the country...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

Another fugitive arrested in Canada

CANADA - Barely a fortnight after a Canadian court slammed a life sentence on Desire Munyaneza for his role in the 1994 Genocide, Canadian police on Friday arrested Jacques Mungwarere another Genocide fugitive who has been living in the North American country. The development was confirmed...

Monday, November 9, 2009, 12:00 AM

“Witness” to sue Bruguière

•Accuses ICTR defence attorneys of conniving with French judge KIGALI - Barely days after the latest witness in the controversial Bruguiére case distanced himself, Richard Mugenzi, has threatened to take legal action against the French judge for wrongly attributing to him things he never said....

Friday, August 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

Mini-cabinet reshuffle

• Gahakwa dropped• Bazivamo gets second stint at MINALOC• Murigande goes to Education KIGALI - President Paul Kagame yesterday evening made a mini-cabinet reshuffle that saw a number of Ministers transferred to different ministries while one portfolio was scrapped. The new cabinet...

Monday, July 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

50% elected local leaders out of office

Minister says turnover is ‘abnormal’ Close to 50 percent of the local leaders elected during the 2006 grassroots elections have lost their jobs for different reasons. The next election is not due until 2011. In total, 556 leaders elected at both district and sector level, at least 250 have quit...

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

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