Month: April 2013

Poem: I wish…

For survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi nearly 2 decades on, Remembrance of this tragedy is no longer just a one-off event. It has become a lifestyle and an integral component of their raison d’être. Reparation which is the central topic of our blog is certainly one […]

East African Legislative Assembly Passes a Resolution Supporting Survivors Call for a Trust Fund to provide reparations

Reparation, a long awaited “dossier” for survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, continues to be an issue of concern not only for post-genocide Rwanda but also for the sub-region as a whole. In recognizing this, members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed a resolution yesterday officially […]

A New York-based human rights activist, Jacqueline Murekatete Calls for an international Trust Fund for the survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi

First published as Rwanda: Genocide wounds take time to heal, 10th April 2013: http://www.theafricareport.com/East-Horn-Africa/rwanda-genocide-wounds-take-time-to-heal.html by Jocelyne Sambira. No changes have been made to alter the original text.   Jacqueline Murekatete launched Jacqueline’s Human Rights Corner, a genocide prevention programme in 2007/Photo©Africa Renewal/Bo Li Almost two decades after the […]

Reflections on Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to effective remedy for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda to mark Human Rights Day

Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which Human Rights Day marks each year on 10th December. The UDHR came into effect in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II, on December 10, 1948. […]

Clinton on “CNBC Meets”

On CNBC Meets, which aired on March 20th, 2013, the former United States President, Bill Clinton, publicly expressed regret for the second time on the US failure to stop the 1994 Tutsi genocide under his Administration, also referred to as “the preventable genocide.” President Clinton told CNBC that […]