Madame Agathe arrested
Sixteen years after the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana, his widow Agathe Kanziga Habyarimana is facing seven counts of genocide and the possibility of being extradited to Rwanda. She was arrested on March 2nd in the Parisian suburb of Courcouronnes, where she had been living for the last twelve years.
Brazil prepares to confront its past
Brazil has established a National Truth Commission (NTC) to investigate the country’s military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last week. But opposition groups have yet to be convinced.
Victory for Apartheid-era victims
South African president Jacob Zuma must consult with victims before issuing any pardons for prisoners convicted of politically motivated crimes during the apartheid era. That’s according to a ruling by the country’s constitutional court.
Interview: "Thinking about legacy"
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is scheduled to close its doors at the end of February 2014. ICTY President Judge Patrick Robinson spoke to the IJT about what he is doing to preserve the legacy of the court.