Allow me to respond to an article that appeared in yesterday’s issue of The New Times titled “Genocide trials should be heard in Rwanda – Ngoga”
I totally agree with Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga who was quoted as saying that no more genocide trials should take place abroad as Rwanda’s justice system has acquired the required level of credibility and maturity to handle such cases.
After the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, the country embarked on a very tough challenge of rebuilding a shattered nation. One of institutions that had been totally wrecked was the judiciary.
Detentions without trial or extra-judicial killings were the order of the day during the genocidal regime. Today, the new leadership has managed to put to an end such injustices.
Numerous Genocide suspects have so far had fair trials with some completing their sentences and are re-intergrated into the community.
I am sure countries still hesitant to exytradite genocide suspects lack information regarding the transformation made in the justice system.