French Trial of Rwandan on Genocide Charges Signals Shift in French Policy

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 

After two decades of relative inactivity following the 1994 Rwandan genocide, on February 4, 2014, France’s two-year-old special war crimes tribunal started its first trial, with former intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa, who had been living under a pseudonym on the French island of Mayotte, accused of conspiring to commit genocide and conspiring to commit crimes against humanity.