Posted: April 17, 2019
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
In partnership with the New York City Bar Association’s African Affairs Committee, Genocide Survivors Foundation organized a commemorative and educational program to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
The program focused on transitional justice issues while also considering what the world can do to prevent further genocide. The program featured Albert Gasake, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda and an attorney, Dr. Zachary Kaufman, an attorney and academic who has done extensive research on Rwanda and transitional justice, Simone Monasebian, who served as a Trial Attorney at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Victoria Safran, Chair of the NYC Bar Association’s African Affairs Committee and Jacqueline Murekatete, GSF’s founder and President.
In her remarks, Jacqueline Murekatete emphasized the importance of justice to survivors’ healing and the fact that justice must not only entail justice in the courts, but also must include assuring economic and social justice. She raised attention to the fact that many genocidaires still remain at large, living freely in various countries even 25 years after the genocide in Rwanda. Jacqueline highlighted the need for the international community to do more to ensure these genocidaires are brought to justice.
The event which took place at the New York City Bar Association, attracted a diverse audience including members of the legal, academic, diplomatic and nonprofit community.« Back to News + Blog