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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is a court under the auspices of the United Nations for the prosecution of offenses committed in Rwanda during the genocide which occurred there during April, 1994, commencing on April 6. It is based in Arusha, Tanzania.
It was created on November 8, 1994 by the Security Council of the United Nations in order to judge those people responsible for the acts of genocide and other serious violations of the international law performed in the territory of Rwanda, or by Rwandan citizens in nearby states, between January 1 and December 31, 1994.
It was set up by the Security Council following the resolutions:
Trial against "hate media"
On August 19, 2003, at the tribunal in Arusha, life sentences were requested for Ferdinand Nahimana , and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza , persons in charge for the Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines, as well as Hassan Ngeze , director and editor of the Kangur newspaper. They are charged with genocide, incitement to genocide, and crimes against humanity, before and during the period of the genocides of 1994. On 3 December 2003, the court found all three defendants guilty and sentenced Nahimana and Ngeze to life imprisonment and Barayagwiza to imprisonment for 35 years. The case is currently on appeal.
- Official site of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
- Human Rights Watch Report, "Genocide in Rwanda"
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