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Annan calls for decisive measures to prevent genocide

Marking the 55th anniversary of the international Convention against Genocide, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the international community to strengthen its ability to prevent that horror and to take decisive measures against serious human rights violations that may foreshadow it.

Annan chooses former political prisoner as his first Special Adviser on genocide

Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the United Nations Security Council today that he has chosen a human rights advocate, lawyer and former political prisoner from Argentina as his first Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

UN rights chief calls for new measures to fight genocide, Internet hate-mongering

The top United Nations human rights official called today for further measures to prevent genocide, ethnic cleansing and the propagation of hatred through the Internet.

Annan calls for urgent action, even military intervention, to prevent genocide

With the past decade providing “especially shameful” examples of genocide in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the global community to take urgent preventive action, both political and, if necessary, military.

Genocide trial of former Rwandan government official begins at UN tribunal

The trial of a former Rwandan government official charged with genocide began today at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.

World working harder to stop genocide, Annan says in message to Rwanda forum

The world has begun slowly to step up its efforts to halt genocide and other war crimes, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a message to be delivered to a gathering of holocaust survivors in Rwanda this weekend.

Former jurist pleads not guilty to genocide charges at UN tribunal for Rwanda

A former Deputy Prosecutor from Rwanda today pleaded not guilty to genocide charges in his initial appearance before the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.

Annan honours legacy of Raphael Lemkin, key advocate of anti-genocide pact

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today honoured the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the man credited with coining the term 'genocide' and drafting an international treaty to combat it.

Joint trial of six Rwandans accused of genocide begins at UN tribunal

The joint trial of six persons charged with genocide, who came to be known as "the Butare Group," began today at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.

Ex-Rwandan bishop arrested for genocide and transferred to UN tribunal

The former Bishop of an Anglican Diocese in central Rwanda has been arrested for his participation in that country's genocide in 1994, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) said today.