Accountability for International Humanitarian Law by Mohamed Othman

By Mohamed Othman

The major target of this e-book is to make on hand to an educated viewers a le­ gal and coverage orientated learn on responsibility for severe human rights and inter­ nationwide humanitarian legislation violations. it really is an try and percentage the teachings learnt in responsibility for atrocity crimes as performed by means of the overseas legal Tri­ bunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the United international locations Transitional management in East Timor (UNTAET). the previous tested next to egregious atrocities that happened in 1994, and the latter following the big outburst of violence in 1999. The ebook is predicated on circumstances: Rwanda and East Timor. it's anticipated that it'll function reference literature to either the criminal group and coverage makers on responsibility for heinous overseas crimes. because the overseas group and States, following severe human rights and overseas humanitarian legislation violations have painfully come to phrases with their duties to deliver to justice individuals in excessive places of work or management positions, de jure or de facto, imagined to have dedicated such crimes, it has additionally develop into im­ perative that novices errors be refrained from. whilst the foreign felony Tri­ bunal for the previous Yugoslavia (ICTY) was once demonstrated in 1993, and the ICTR in 1994 and started their pioneering mandates there has been no template on which the prosecution of people such a lot dependable or with the best accountability will be solid. responsibility needed to be experimental.

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34, in United Nations (1996) The UN and Rwanda, p. 224. 20 Chapter 2 Rwanda and East Timor: Pattern of Violence Genocide: Its Beginnings On 6 April 1994 the plane carrying President Habyarimana back to Kigali from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he had attended a regional Summit, was shot down at 2020 hrs on its approach to Kigali Airport. It exploded and crashed into the garden of the presidential residence at Kanombe, Kigali. All passengers, including the President of Burundi Cyprien Ntaryamira were killed.

Id. 2004; See also Guichaoua A Migrants, refligies et deplaces en Afrique cenrale et Orientale, Editions Karthala, Paris, p. 165. 24 Chapter 2 Rwanda and East Timor: Pattern of Violence pages report dated 30 January 2004, titled "Result of the investigation of the National Anti-Terrorist Division of the General Directorate of the Judicial Police" revealed that it imputed responsibility for that incident to the Rwandan Patriotic Front, and particularly Rwanda's President Paul Kagame as the principle decisionmaker of the that plane crash, as well as 10 senior RPF commanders and the 2 launchers of the surface-to-au* missile that fired and the shot it.

V. G. KabiligU Case no: ICTY-97-34-I, 5 January 1999; Defence Motion for an order to the Prosecutor to investigate the circumstances of the crash of President Habyarimana's place, P. v. J. Nzirorera. Case no: ICTR-97-20-I, 8 December 1999. Decision on the Defence Motion Seeking Supplementary Investigations, para 19-20, P. V. G. KabiligU Case no: ICTR-97-34-1, 1 June 2000; Decision on the Defence Motion seeking An Order to the Prosecutor to Investigate the circumstances of the Plane crash of president Habyarimana's plane, P.

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