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Legal News
25 Mar 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged Monday that Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire [JURIST news archive] be allowed an appeal [AI press release] in line with international standards after being convicted and sentenced to eight years imprisonment for denying the 1994 Rwanda genocide [JURIST news archive]. According to AI's … [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
11 Oct 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit [opinion, PDF] against Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile] alleging he ordered the killings of the former presidents of Rwanda and Burundi. The lawsuit was filed by the widows of Juvenal … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty

[JURIST] Rwanda's Supreme Court [official website] on Friday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda, who was charged under the country's anti-genocide ideology laws. Ntaganda, a former leader of the country's PS-Imberakuri [party website] party, was arrested in July 2010 and convicted in February 2011 of endangering national security, … [read more]


Legal News
20 Apr 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Thursday confirmed [press release] and proceeded with the transfer of former Rwandan pastor Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi [Hague Justice profile; case materials] to Rwanda. Uwinkindi is the first ICTR genocide suspect to be transferred to a national court [AP report]. The … [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
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
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
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
17 Sep 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A Rwandan court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Deogratias Mushayidi [AI backgrounder] to life in prison for recruiting rebels and trying to incite violence against the government of current Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile]. Mushayidi was also given two additional lesser sentences [AFP report] for a … [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]


Student Commentary
7 Jul 2010

Ingrid Burke, Pitt Law '11, writes on the detention of Peter Erlinder, law professor and defense counsel at the ICTR, in light of her recent visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda... In a recent piece for JURIST Dateline, I wrote about a visit that I had made to … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Rwandan Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga and a spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Wednesday reaffirmed their cooperation [press release] in the prosecution of crimes relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], in which nearly 800,000 people, primarily Tutsis, were … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Gabon police arrested Rwandan doctor Jean-Chrysostome Ndindabahizi [INTERPOL warrant] on charges of conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and murder in connection to the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder, JURIST news archive], according to Rwandan National Public Prosecution Authority [official website] spokesperson Augustin Nkusi on Thursday. Witnesses say … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2010
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive] returned to the US Tuesday after spending 21 days in a Rwandan prison. Upon his return, Erlinder stated his belief that had he not requested to contact the US embassy shortly before his detention, he … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] A Rwandan court on Thursday granted the bail request of US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive]. Judge Johnson Busingye of the High Court of Rwanda [GlobaLex backgrounder] granted unconditional release [Reuters report] due to Erlinder's persisting medical problems, which would allow … [read more]

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