Arusha, 23 April 2021 – Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) will visit Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 30 April as part of his preparations for his regular biannual report to the United Nations Security Council.
Prosecutor Brammertz will meet with the Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Biruta, the Prosecutor General, Aimable Havugiyaremye, and other Rwandan government officials. The topics for discussion will include the strong cooperation between the Mechanism Office of the Prosecutor and the Rwandan government in relation to the prosecution of Félicien Kabuga, bringing to justice the remaining six fugitives indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and assistance to the National Public Prosecution Authority’s efforts to hold accountable alleged genocidaires around the world.
The Prosecutor will also have the honour of meeting with representatives of the victims and survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and will meet as well with members of the diplomatic community.
It is expected that Prosecutor Brammertz will present his next report to the Security Council in June 2021.