Justice and the Genocide in Rwanda : Prosecuting Perpetrators
Although the genocide in Rwanda occurred twenty years ago, many criminals still remain at large. Several have immigrated to other countries, such as France and Canada. Survivors such as Rose Rwanga and other individuals have multiplied their efforts to bring them to justice.
In November, 1994, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was established in Tanzania. To date, it has convicted 38 people. Rwandan courts have also tried several genocide perpetrators, but their slow progress has led to the creation of the Gacaca jurisdictions. Since their creation in 2001, one million people have been tried.