Monday, July 27, 2009


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

NOTE: The IWS Documented News Service is committed to helping the Rwanda Tribunal garner more attention world-wide. The lessons and legacy of ground-breaking legal matters related to the unspeakable events in Rwanda should not be forgotten. Humans, whether from rich or poor countries, must remain vigilant in curbing the motivations that lead individuals and groups to violent hatred and barbaric acts against a class of people. Consequently, items about this tribunal, which will end shortly after 2010, will appear from time to time on this news service.

HANDBOOK for JOURNALISTS [concerning the Rwanda Tribunal)


The Achievements of the ICTR

Since its establishment in Arusha (Headquarters) and Kigali in 1995, the ICTR has:

   * Secured the arrest of over 70 individuals accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Among those arrested were the former Prime Minister and several other members of the interim Government of Rwanda during the genocide as well as senior military leaders and high ranking government officials;
   * Completed trials of several of those arrested, including that of the former Prime Minister, Jean Kambanda. This was the first time that a Head of Government had been convicted for genocide;
   * Laid down legal principals in international criminal justice, which will serve as precedents for other International Criminal Tribunals and for courts all over the world;
   * Established a complex international institution based in Arusha and Kigali. The institution includes four modern, fully equipped Courtrooms and the first ever Detention Facility to be set up and run by a United Nations body;
   * Obtained the co-operation of the international community in the arrest of suspects, the travel of witnesses to Arusha, the detention of convicted persons and, in general, support for its aims and activities.
   * Pioneered advocacy for victim oriented restitutive justice in International Criminal law - a concept which has been included in the statute of the International Criminal Court.

This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
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