Rwandan Government Suspends Cooperation with UN Tribunal over Dismissal

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Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
12
518-520
Abstract: 
On November 3, 1999, in a decision of immense potential an appellate chamber dismissed an indictment and ordered the immediate release of a defendant for abuse of process against the Prosecutor. On November 11, 1999, the Rwandan Government announced the suspension of cooperation with the U.N. Tribunal for War Crimes in Rwanda (ICTR) and condemned the decision of the tribunal to dismiss its case against the former foreign ministry official, Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, thereby provoking a crisis in the operation of the tribunal... [more]