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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Time for Pragmatism

Africa Report N°69, 26 September 2003

One year ago, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was mired in trouble, under serious time constraint because of the firm date by which its work had to be finished.

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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Time for Pragmatism, Africa Report N°69, 26 Sep 2003

One year ago, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was mired in trouble, under serious time constraint because of the firm date by which its work had to be finished.

Rwandan Hutu Rebels in the Congo: A New Approach to Disarmament and Reintegration, Africa Report N°63, 23 May 2003

While a transition government is scheduled to be installed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in June 2003, the program of the United Nations Mission in Congo (MONUC) for voluntary disarmament and demobilisation, repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DDRRR, henceforth DR) of foreign armed groups has remained a failure.

Rwanda at the End of the Transition: A Necessary Political Liberalisation, Africa Report N°53, 13 Nov 2002

Nine years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has reached another crossroads. The transition period defined by the Arusha Accords will be concluded in less than a year by a constitutional referendum and by multi-party elections which should symbolize the successful democratisation of the country.

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: The Countdown, Africa Report N°50, 1 Aug 2002

There are just over five years left for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to complete the mission conferred upon it by the United Nations Security Council in November 1994. The Tribunal is halfway through its mandate, and in the past eighteen months, a number of new trials have begun.

Rwanda/Uganda: A Dangerous War of Nerves, Africa Briefing N°7, 21 Dec 2001

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda were once called the “new breed” of African leaders but hopes that they can deliver peace and prosperity to their countries are being severely shaken.

“Consensual Democracy” in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Evaluating the March 2001 District Elections, Africa Report N°34, 9 Oct 2001

Ever since the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) came to power in 1994 in the wake of a genocide in which 800,000 people died, its government has mainly been assessed in relation to the way it has faced the legacy of the genocide and maintained stability.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Justice Delayed, Africa Report N°30, 7 Jun 2001

Seven years after its establishment immediately following the genocide in Rwanda, and more than four years since the beginning of the first trial, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based at Arusha, Tanzania, has to date handed down verdicts on only nine individuals. Of 69 indicted suspects, 45 have been arrested.

Uganda and Rwanda: Friends or Enemies?, Africa Report N°14, 4 May 2000

In August 1999, only a month after the signing of the Lusaka ceasefire agreement, a new dynamic of conflict emerged within the anti-Kabila alliance and further complicated Africa’s seven-nation war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Five Years after the Genocide in Rwanda: Justice in Question, Africa Report N°1, 7 Apr 1999

Five years after the beginning of the genocide, it is now time to review the progress made in administering justice to those implicated in its planning and implementation.

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Don Cheadle, John Prendergast
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