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20 Jul 2013

Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body. … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] A Rwandan court on Tuesday convicted opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] of treason and genocide denial, sentencing her to eight years in prison. Ingabire was acquitted on charges [AP report] of terrorism and promoting ethnic division and a genocide ideology, while the judges found … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Rwandan high court ruled Wednesday that the case against opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] will continue despite her announcement this week that she refuses to attend further proceedings. The court's ruling [AP report] paves the way for the prosecution to begin its case … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2012
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] A report compiled by a French court appeared Tuesday to clear Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile] of accusations that he orchestrated the 1994 assassination of the country's then-leader Juvenal Habyarimana [NYT profile]. The accusations against Kagame stem from the April 6, 1994, plane crash that killed … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [scheduling order, PDF] in the case of Aloys Ntabakuze [HJP profile], a former Rwandan army officer convicted of genocide and related crimes. Ntabakuze appealed his December 2008 conviction, in which the … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2011
by Chris Morris

[JURIST] A Dutch appeals court on Thursday sentenced Joseph Mpambara [Hague Justice Portal profile] to life in prison for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Mpambara, a former member of extremist Hutu militia Interahamwe [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], which was responsible for the deaths of thousands … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged Rwanda to review laws it claims have a "genocide ideology" that are being used to silence critics and dissenters, in a report [text, PDF] published Friday. The report says that the government of Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile] has expressed … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Rwandan genocide suspect and former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari has been arrested [press release] in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] announced on Wednesday. Munyagishari was wanted on charges of genocide and several crimes against humanity for leading … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Tuesday convicted former Rwandan army chief Augustin Bizimungu and three others involved in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Bizimungu was sentenced to 30 years in prison while two others, Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye and Innocent Sagahutu, to … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law was defense counsel in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) until last month when he was removed for "misconduct," an action that he argues was part of a wider history of institutional bias that has helped the Rwandan … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] has removed US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive] from his position as an ICTR defense lawyer. Appeals chamber judges said that last week's decision was based on Erlinder's … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2010
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] The Rwandan high court ruled Friday that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] will remain jailed for the duration of her trial on charges of forming a terrorist organization. Judge Johnstone Busingyi indicated that his decision was based on Ingabire's threat to state security [AP … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2010
by Megan McKee

[JURIST] Rwandan Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga said Wednesday that US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive] will be summoned to face charges of genocide denial in Rwanda. Erlinder, a defense lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website], contends that … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2010
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] Rwandan police on Thursday arrested opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive], accusing her of being involved in the formation of a terrorist organization. Ingabire was implicated, authorities say, during investigations [AP report] into the activities of a man who was a former commander of a … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] released a decision [text, PDF] last week that allows the Rwandan government to pursue charges against US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive]. In a reversal of a previous … [read more]


Academic Commentary
31 Aug 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law responds to Peter Erlinder's article Rwanda: Flawed Elections and the Politics of 'Genocide Denial', saying that certain of Erlinder's criticisms of the ICTR are political or unfounded... I have just read the interesting op-ed by Professor Peter … [read more]


Legal News
31 Aug 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday urged the Rwandan government [report, PDF; press release] to review its "genocide ideology" and "sectarianism" laws, which they say are being used to stifle freedom of speech and expression in the country. The laws were first enacted following the 1994 Rwandan genocide … [read more]


Academic Commentary
28 Aug 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder, defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law says that even though the White House is now more openly critical of Rwandan President Paul Kagame's regime, the US and international community at large must … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Jul 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder, defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law, and his colleagues Beth Lyons and John Philpot of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Association des Avocats de la Defense (ADAD) say that in … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jul 2010
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] A senior defense lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website; JURIST news archive] was shot dead outside of his home Tuesday night. Police say Jwani Mwaikusa [Martindale profile] was killed [BBC report], along with his nephew and neighbor, and that the attackers then ransacked Mwaikusa's … [read more]

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