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By: Jean-Damascène BIZIMANA (PhD), International Law

Introduction

From November 2006, Rwanda has openly been a victim of acts of judicial sabotage launched by two investigating magistrates, namely Jean-Louis Bruguière of France and Fernando Andreu Merelles of Spain. Each one of them issued an arrest warrant of Rwanda’s civilian, political and military higher authorities, accusing them of involvement in serious crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and terrorism, committed both in Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (hereinafter called DRC). (more…)

Dr. Jean Damascène Bizimana

On 17 November 2006, French investigating judge, Jean-Louis Bruguière, who is also first vice-president of the Paris Regional court, filed an order and notification to proceed to the Public Prosecutor in his jurisdiction to issue international arrest warrants against nine Rwandan nationals. On 20 November, the Office of the Prosecutor gave the green light to Judge Bruguière, and come 23 November, in the evening, the arrest warrants were officially endorsed. (more…)