ICTR: A tribunal that failed Rwandan genocide victims and survivors
11 November 2019 | 6:11 am
During the genocide, the international community did not intervene, but afterwards it set up an 'international court'. Did the court dispense justice? Opinions are divided, and 'some' survivors are waiting for justice.
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