Photo source: Rwanda, 1994 - James Nachtwey

Link: Tribunal on Rwandan genocide seeks extension of tenure [AFP]

The UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha was given a deadline of the end of this year to complete its work in prosecuting the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide.  The judge president, Dennis Byron has asked for more time saying that they expect appeals to continue until mid-2013 and that the UN Security Council is aware that their work will continue beyond 2010.

Another factor in extending the time required is that there are still 13 indicted people on the run including Felicien Kabuga, a wealthy businessman, who is accused of funding the genocide.

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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