Renewed calls for arrest of Genocide fugitives

The call by the United States on countries to act swiftly in arresting Genocide fugitives on the Reward for Justice Programme, has been welcomed, but with mixed feelings.In a statement, the US State Department called upon countries that still harbour the nine suspects of 1994 Genocide against the...

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

UN Court upholds guilty verdicts

Three convicts at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) had their guilty verdicts upheld by the Appeals Chamber of the tribunal. But one saw his life sentence reduced to 30 years in prisonWhereas life sentence was maintained on Lt Idelphonse Hategekimana and the 30-year prison...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

ICTR transfers Uwinkindi

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi was yesterday transferred to Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania.Uwinkindi, 61, is the first suspect to be transferred to Rwanda under Rule 11 Bis of the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence,...

Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

Uwinkindi finally arrives in Kigali

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi this evening arrived in the Rwandan capital Kigali hours after losing a petition for a stay of his transfer from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).The decision to transfer Uwinkindi to Kigali was first taken in June, 2011, and upheld by an...

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Uwinkindi finally arrives in Kigali

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi this evening arrived in the Rwandan capital Kigali hours after losing a petition for a stay of his transfer from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).The decision to transfer Uwinkindi to Kigali was first taken in June, 2011, and upheld by an...

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

High Court adjourns Mugesera appeal

Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga, yesterday, expressed disappointment over a decision by the High Court to delay by a week, an appeal process in the trial of Genocide suspect Leon Mugesera.This happened as the accused, together with his lawyer, decided to file an amended version of his submission,...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

RDF deploys in South Sudan

The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) will today begin to deploy in the new independent state of South Sudan as part of a newly created UN-backed stabilisation mission there.The first group of the Rwandan contingent, to be part of the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS), was expected to leave...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

France sanctions Genocide arrest, extradition

Dramatic events have taken place in France over the last few weeks as the country continues to feature prominently among the nations that have frustrated efforts to bring to book fugitives of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.Paris stands accused of blocking justice with regard to the...

Monday, April 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

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

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