Rwanda settles dispute with UN tribunal over hiring practices Joshua Pantesco at 9:40 AM ET
[JURIST] The government of Rwanda and the UN-sponsored International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday resolved a dispute [JURIST report] over the court's alleged hiring of genocide suspects by agreeing to improve information-sharing mechanisms and to conduct background checks on job applicants to avoid the problem in the future. The row erupted when the ICTR successfully pressed Tanzania to release ICTR employee Callixte Gakwaya [press release], a lawyer accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder] who also appears on Interpol wanted lists. Last week, the Rwandan government threatened to sever ties with the ICTR unless the court fired all employees accused of participating in the genocide.
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