Seeking justice in Rwanda

Number of wars in Europe in the past ten years: 4
Number of wars in Africa in the past ten years: 15
Number of European wars in which human rights violators can be prosecuted by an international court: 4
Number of African wars in which human rights violators can be prosecuted by an international court: 1

Though the world is paying increased attention to war crimes, perpetrators are still rarely brought to justice through an international court. This is especially true if the crime takes place outside of Europe. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is the only international court attempting to restore justice outside of Europe. And it is a fragile thing.

 

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