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Poster of Fugitives Wanted for Genocide in Rwanda

On November 8, 1994, the United Nations Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) under Resolution 955 in response to reports that genocide and other systematic, widespread and flagrant violations of international humanitarian law had been committed in Rwanda. The Security Council acted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which empowers the Council to act to maintain or restore international peace and security.

The ICTR is located in Arusha, Tanzania and has the mandate to prosecute those most responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rwanda between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1994. All states have an international obligation to cooperate fully with the Tribunal, including apprehending all indictees who may be on their territory.

The U.S. Rewards for Justice program calls on citizens to do their part to contribute to international peace and justice. The program offers up to $5 million for information leading to the apprehension and transfer to the ICTR of persons indicted for war crimes. To date, the program has paid over $9.5 million to people who provided credible information that put terrorists or war criminals behind bars or prevented international acts of terrorism worldwide.

The fugitives from justice sought by this campaign continue to play a destructive role and are fueling the war that has gripped the Great Lakes region of central Africa for over half a decade. These indictees also form the leadership of a terrorist group, Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR) -- a group that is linked to the killing of American and British citizens in Bwindi National Park in Uganda in 1999. Only through arrest of persons indicted by the Tribunal, as well as the disarmament, demobilization, and repatriation of other combatants, will peace and stability return to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Remarks by Ambassador Prosper in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Remarks by Ambassador Prosper in Nairobi, Kenya.

Poster of Fugitives Wanted for Genocide in Rwanda


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