April 8, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday made a statement in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, expressing regret for the UN's silence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 people. Ban urged the international community to prevent such atrocities from occurring again ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of the first suspect to be transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to the Rwandan national court system began Wednesday. The Tanzanian-based UN tribunal transferred Jean Bosco Uwinkindi in April 2012 to stand trial for his role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday announced that Augustin Ndindiliyimana, the former chief of staff of the Rwandan parliamentary police, and Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye, the former commander of a military reconnaissance battalion, had been acquitted on appeal. In ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday reiterated the UN Security Council's request for member states to help bring to justice nine fugitives allegedly responsible for war crimes during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Jallow urged ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 11, 2010, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced former Rwandan army officer Tharcisse Muvunyi to 15 years in prison for public incitement to genocide. Per the ICTR, Muvunyi received credit for the time he had served since his arrest in 2000. Muvunyi had been ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday overturned the genocide convictions of former Rwandan ministers Justin Mugenzi and Prosper Mugiraneza after concluding that the trial chambers had erred in assessing key pieces of evidence. Mugenzi and Mugiraneza were arrested in 1999 ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Thursday convicted former Rwandan minister Augustin Ngirabatware, sentencing him to 35 years in prison and concluding the tribunal's final trial. Ngirabatware was found guilty on charges of genocide, incitement to commit genocide and rape ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the term of office of five judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Justices Mehmet Guney of Turkey, Khalida Rachid Khan of Pakistan, Arlette Ramaroson of Madagascar, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov of ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Officials from the International Criminal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Wednesday told the UN Security Council that they are making progress in completing their work, but continue to face a number of challenges requiring additional ...[read more]
September 1, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On September 1, 2008, South African judge Navanethem Pillay assumed the role of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, replacing departing commissioner Louise Arbour. Prior to Pillay's appointment, she had served on both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.