Rwanda reaches deal to enforce sentences imposed by UN genocide tribunal
Anyone convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) – which is based in Arusha, Tanzania – and given a prison term can now serve that sentence in a Rwandan jail after the agreement was signed yesterday in Kigali.
Mali, Benin, Swaziland, France, Italy and Sweden have already entered into similar agreements with the Tribunal.
ICTR Registrar Adama Dieng, who signed the agreement on behalf of the UN, said the accord marked a milestone in cooperation between the Tribunal and Rwanda.
He said Rwanda had made significant progress in ensuring it meets the necessary standard of prisons to accommodate ICTR convicts.