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30 Sep 2011 description

Arusha, September 30, 2011 (FH) -The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Friday acquitted Rwandan ex-ministers Casimir Bizimungu and Jérome Bicamumpaka on all charges for lack of sufficient evidence. It imposed 30- year prison sentences on two other members of the former interim government, Justin Mugenzi and Prosper Mugiraneza, for their role in the 1994 genocide.

06 Jul 2011 description

The Hague, July 6, 2011 (FH) - Kenya has just conveyed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) its first investigation report on post-elections violence which happened in December 2007.

ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo had been allowed to take over the Kenyan case on March 31, 2010, after the Kenyan parliament failed to set up a special tribunal to judge six high Kenyan officials.

21 Jun 2011 description

Paris, June 19, 2011 (FH) - Six years after a resolution from the UN Security Council recommending the creation of a Truth and reconciliation commission and a Special Tribunal, negotiations will resume at the end of June in Burundi.

"At the request of the government of Burundi, the Human Rights Council has agreed to provide needed expertise and funding", the Minister for Human Rights Immaculée Nahayo announced during the 17th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

10 May 2011 description

Arusha, May 9, 2011 (FH) - Deogratis Basesayabo, first defence witness in the case of former Rwandan military officer, Captain Idelphonse Nizeyimana told the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday about three events where patients mostly Tutsis were abducted from the Butare University Teaching Hospital and killed after mid April, 1994.

12 Apr 2011 description

Fondation Hirondelle has partnered with Internews in a project to support the media sector in the DRC