To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council
Geneva, 19 September 2017
RE: Renewing the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Ensuring Accountability for Serious Crimes
New York - Kigali, 23 March 2009 - Between 17 and 19 March the UN Human Rights Committee examined the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Rwanda. This was the first review since the 1994 genocide.
The Ligue des droits de la personne dans la région des Grands Lacs (LDGL) and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre) took this opportunity to submit a report on the situation in Rwanda.
This report highlights that the traditional gacaca courts set up to try the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide do not comply with the State's …