Kwibuka22: World urged to enact laws against Genocide ideology

Parliament believes it would be better if all countries enacted legislation against genocide ideology if the world is to realistically prevent the crime of Genocide from recurring anywhere.
Kigali Serena Hotel employees at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Rwandan legislators are calling on other countries to enact laws against genocide ideology. (Timothy Kisambira)
Kigali Serena Hotel employees at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Rwandan legislators are calling on other countries to enact laws against genocide ideology. (Timothy Kisambira)

Parliament believes it would be better if all countries enacted legislation against genocide ideology if the world is to realistically prevent the crime of Genocide from recurring anywhere.

Jean-Marie Vianney Gatabazi, a member of the Lower Chamber’s standing committee on Political Affairs and Gender, told The New Times that the ongoing national efforts to purge the genocide ideology were commendable but needed to be reinforced by relevant legislation worldwide. 

 

“Even if the Genocide against the Tutsi was committed by the Hutu, here in Rwanda under the leadership of Habyarimana and his colleagues, Genocide is a crime against humanity and I think other countries should enact similar laws. 

 

“We, as parliament and as politicians, are trying to urge other countries to enact the same law so that Genocide fugitives still running around the world should be punished where they are or brought back here in Rwanda, but also, for all those who harbor the genocide ideology to be stopped and taken to court,” he said.

 

More than 10 years ago, Rwanda enacted a law against genocide. READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE.

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