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The future of international criminal justice

August 8, 2016

By: Henry Redwood In December 2015 the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) delivered its final verdict with the “Butare” appeals judgement.  The trial had found that 6 defendants, including a mother and son, were responsible for the death, rape and suffering of tens of thousands people throughout Butare prefecture during the Rwandan genocide in … Continue reading “The future of international criminal justice”

Should Kagame be given a third term? A constitutional clash in Rwanda

August 4, 2015

By Anisha Hira: The debate over extending the executive term limit to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term in the Republic of Rwanda has been framed as a clash between exemplary leadership and constitutionalism. On the one hand, the Rwandan constitution was carefully constructed in order to rebuild the institutions of … Continue reading “Should Kagame be given a third term? A constitutional clash in Rwanda”

Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.

January 3, 2013

By Katie Cornish In July, the UN released an interim report alleging Rwandan government support to the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UK, Rwanda’s largest bilateral donor, withheld scheduled budget support, with Prime Minister Cameron setting out conditions for resumed aid. A few months later, Andrew Mitchell released the funds on … Continue reading “Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.”

Breaking news: M23 Rebels capture Goma

November 20, 2012

By Fred Robarts For the past few days, I have been glued to Twitter  for updates on the situation in Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern Congo. According to the latest reports, the Congolese national army has now retreated from the city, leaving it in the hands of the Rwandan-backed M23 rebel … Continue reading “Breaking news: M23 Rebels capture Goma”


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