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Charles Jalloh on Options for Justice for Fugitives of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

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July 11, 2011

On July 1, 2011, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh presented a paper in Johannesburg, South Africa urging southern African States to either surrender the Rwandese fugitives from justice residing within their territories to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) before its pending closure, or to apply to prosecute them in fair trials pursuant to Rule 11bis of the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence. He argued that African states have a special legal and moral obligation to support the ICTR’s completion strategy. Senior national prosecutors from states throughout the sub-region as well as Europe participated in the unprecedented meeting, along with Rwandan Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama and other survivors of the 1994 genocide. The paper will be published in 2012.

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