ICTR admits French report on Rwandan genocide into evidence Melissa Bancroft at 6:11 AM ET
[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] accepted into evidence Monday a controversial report on the events leading up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide [Human Rights Watch backgrounder; BBC backgrounder] written by French anti-terrorism judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere [BBC profile]. Despite claims of manipulation by one witness cited in the report, an ICTR judge decided to admit the report in the trial of Theoneste Bagosora [ICTR case materials], saying that the report could be of use in understanding the "context" in which the genocide took place.
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