For the first time in the history of the ICTR trials, a defence team has travelled to Rwanda. The week-long trip, from 14 to 21 March, was, until recently, considered unthinkable, for reasons of security. The British lawyer, Steven Kay, has proved the opposite. If any lessons are to be learnt from the legal initiative he has shown, however modest, they could have a refreshing impact on the work of the defence, the prosecution and both trial chambers. The Ntuyahaga trial has, quite rightly, caused much ink to flow in the third week of March at the ICTR.