Briefly Noted

By Chris Stephen in The Hague (TU 294, 08 January, 2003)

Briefly Noted

By Chris Stephen in The Hague (TU 294, 08 January, 2003)

Tuesday, 22 February, 2005

Previously, tourists flocked to the central African country to see its famous gorillas, but the trade ended with the war and it has not recovered.


In a bid to lure them back, Rwanda has unveiled a tour which will take in the nation’s history, visit massacre sites and climax in a visit to a session of the war crimes court in the capital, Kigali.


Unlike the UN’s own Rwanda war crimes court in Arusha, which has tried a few dozen of those blamed for leading the genocide, the Rwandan court is hearing the cases of the foot soldiers. There will certainly be no shortage of cases to observe – about 115,000 Hutus remain in jail awaiting trial.


Chris Stephen is IWPR Bureau Chief in The Hague.


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