André Rwamakuba

06 December 2004 by our correspondent

Nothing seems to be going right for the Government I trial at the Arusha Tribunal. The trial, which began a year ago, was adjourned after six months, and then, in October, the Appeals Chamber ordered it to start again from scratch before a new panel of judges. Today, it is the focus of renewed battles between defence teams and the prosecutor's office.

25 September 2006 by Thierry Cruvellier

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has handed down three decisions in two weeks. Two of the defendants, a former mayor and a former minister, were acquitted. The third, a former officer, was found guilty of genocide and sentenced to 25 years in prison. However these verdicts are not nearly as striking as the new clear and firm tone some of the judges have adopted.

04 February 2007 by our correspondent in Arusha

One of the most important trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has again run into difficulty following the withdrawal of a judge for health reasons. Nine years after the arrest of the three defendants—leaders of the former presidential party (MRND) who are among the prime suspects in the 1994 genocide—the trial is unlikely to finish before 2008, the completion date set by the UN Security Council for all ICTR trials.