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13 January 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

Fifteen years on, Rwandans are still reliving the genocide. Every week, scores of people around the country attend the community-based Gacaca trials of alleged génocidaires in their communities.

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01 June 2001 by -

The Association internationale des avocats de la défense (International Association for Defence Lawyers, the AIAD) has entered the fray. Taking advantage of Jean-Paul Akayesu's appeal over the freedom to choose his lawyer, the AIAD is asking to be heard as an amicus curiae. Having made this application on April 22nd, it has just filed its brief. In this logically-argued « requête en contrôle judiciaire » (motion for legal supervision), the association is « urging » the international court to set an example.

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25 November 2009 by -

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01 June 2001 by -

On September 3, 2001, a third government minister went on trial at the UN's Rwanda Tribunal: Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the interim government from late May 1994 to mid-July 1994, who is charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy in genocide, crimes against humanity (specifically murder, extermination, rape and other inhumane acts), and war crimes. Kamuhanda hardly seems worthy of trial by the Tribunal.

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01 June 2001 by -

General Augustin Bizimungu, former Chief of Staff of the Rwandan Army has been arrested in Angola. The news is a major coup for the ICTR and the Americans. He was one of the most wanted fugitives sought by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda over the last three years. Augustin Bizimungu, former Chief of Staff of the ex-Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR) during the Rwandan genocide, was captured in a camp of demobilised UNITA soldiers about a week ago. The news was only announced by the Angolan authorities on 12 August 2002, in an official state radio communiqué.

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12 July 2001 by -

The Prosecutor at the UN Rwanda Tribunal renews accusations of witness and evidence tampering by Joseph Kanyabashi's defense investigators. On July 10, the judges in the Butare Trial handily rejected the prosecution's motion for an investigation into alleged witness intimidation and evidence tampering by former bourgmestre Joseph Kanyabashi's defense team, finding the allegations « lack*ed+ precision » and relied on hearsay.

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01 June 2001 by -

Préfet of Cyangugu

Emmanuel Bagambiki is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity, serious violations of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and of Additionnal Protocol II.
© Réseau Intermedia.

Proceeding

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01 June 2001 by -

Minister of Health in the Rwandese Provisional Governement

Casimir Bizimungu is accused of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol II. Defense Counsel

  • Michelyne St Laurent

Proceeding

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24 May 2011 by -

Four senior officers of the Rwandan army were convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on 17 May for crimes committed during the genocide in 1994. But in the case of the former chief of staff of the Gendarmerie Augustin Ndindiliyimana, the sentencing clearly exposed the damage done by one of the tribunal’s worst failings: a preventive detention that went out of control.

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01 June 2001 by -

Minister of Education and Culture

Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda is accused of genocide, direct and public incitation to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II. Identity

  • On May 25, 1994, Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda was appointed Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Culture in the Interim Government of Rwanda. His predecessor, Daniel Nbangura, became a special adviser to President Theodore Sindikubwabo.

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