Unveiling the Failings of the International Justice System

This article by Michela Wrong highlights the failures within the international justice system through the story of eight Rwandan men stranded in Niger. One of these men is Tharcisse Muvunyi, a former lieutenant colonel in the Rwandan army during the genocide. Muvunyi, who served a prison sentence for inciting violence, has been living in Niger under police guard after the closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The men, all Hutus loyal to President Habyarimana, face uncertainty as they fear returning to Rwanda or being deported there. The situation in Niger exposes the shortcomings of the international justice system, which is criticized for its bias towards prosecution and its inability to address the aftermath of trials and ensure fairness for those acquitted or released. The article emphasizes the importance of upholding the credibility of the international justice system in the face of ongoing war crime investigations and trials.

More here: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/world/60324/where-the-international-justice-system-fails