Rwandan Tribunal

Against Augustin Bizimana for the committed acts of genocide (Rwandan Genocide)

STANDARD LEVEL

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Chair: Lorena Rincon Castell, Aline Victoria Zerecero Catzalco and Ricardo Cuellar.

The United Nations Security Council established the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on November 8, 1994, with the purpose of “prosecute persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda and neighbouring States, between 1st January 1994 and 31st December 1994”.

On 1994, after the death of Rwanda’s president, Juvenal Habyarimana, and the murder of the Prime Minister, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a 100-day genocide generated the rupture of the Rwandan government and caused the death of around 1,000,000 Rwandans.

Augustin Bizimana held office as the Minister of Defense in the Interim Government of Rwanda. Among his different functions, he had the possession of weapons and control of the armed forces during the period of the genocidal mass slaughter of Rwanda. Bizimana is being persecuted by the ICTR for multiple charges including genocide, murder, and rape as a crime against humanity.

Against Augustin Bizimana for the commited acts of genocide (Rwandan Genocide) [BACKGROUND RT]

Image source (on the top): BCC (2014) Entenda o genocídio de Ruanda de 1994: 800 mil mortes em cem días, taken form: http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/noticias/2014/04/140407_ruanda_genocidio_ms