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Questions Regarding Disposition of ICTR Archives

Posted in News by Sarah on April 9, 2010

As the UN wraps up its first instances of trials in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the question has come up concerning where to house the archives generated by these proceedings.  The UN had originally thought to house them in Europe or Tanzania, but Rwanda would like to see the archives housed in Kigali so that they can form part of the nation’s memory of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.  See the entire article excerpted below by clicking on the title link.

–Sarah

06.04.10 – RWANDA/TANZANIA – RWANDA INSISTS ON HOSTING ICTR ARCHIVES

Kigali, April 6, 2010 (FH) – Rwanda has insisted that all archives of the 1994 genocide should be hosted by Kigali, including that of the Arusha based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

Making his opening remarks at the symposium on genocide against Tutsis on Monday, Rwanda’s Minister for Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza said all efforts should be made to preserve whatever was available after the genocide.

‘’I heard that ICTR archives could be preserved either in Europe or Tanzania. Why? They are our archives and we want them here [Rwanda],” the Minister emphasized before the participants at the Serena Hotel.

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