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Arusha, 16 March 2023– Mechanism Prosecutor Serge Brammertz is on an official visit to Kigali from 20 to 25 March 2023.

The Prosecutor is scheduled to meet with key Government officials, including Rwanda’s Minister of Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja; Minister of Defense Major General Albert Murasira; Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement Dr Jean-Damascène Bizimana; Prosecutor General Mr Aimable Havugiyaremye; and Inspector General of Police, Deputy Commissioner General Felix Namuhoranye.

The Prosecutor will further take the opportunity to meet with victims’ representatives and members of the diplomatic community in Rwanda.

The topics of discussion will include the Office of the Prosecutor’s ongoing efforts to locate and bring to justice the remaining fugitives indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal Rwanda, recent developments in the ongoing trial against Félicien Kabuga, and other areas of cooperation with the Rwandan government.

Further, the Prosecutor will discuss his Office’s assistance to the Rwandan National Public Prosecution Authority’s efforts to locate and hold accountable persons who are suspected to be perpetuators in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, but yet have not been investigated and/or prosecuted by judicial authorities in the countries where they may currently reside.

Prosecutor Brammertz is expected to submit his next report to the UN Security Council in June 2023.

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