The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Did Annan shut down terror investigation?
It appears that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was himself implicated when a UN chief prosecutor shut down an investigation of the terrorist attack that ten years ago to the day sparked the Rwanda genocide. Annan spokesman rejects claims (Danish daily Information, April 6, 2004)

Phone call from Rwanda
The day Michael Hourigan borrowed the US embassy’s phone to tell his boss about the breakthrough in the investigation into the terrorist act that triggered the greatest mass murder of modern times, he probably set in motion a chain reaction he had never dreamt of. A few weeks later the investigation had been suspended. The powers above him in the UN had decided that the truth of the Rwandan genocide could not bear the light of day (Danish daily Information, April 6, 2004)

One minute of silence (leading article)
One minute of silence. That is what UN Secretary General Kofi Annan wants all human beings to observe Wednesday at noon local time in each time zone in respect of the victims of the most comprehensive and efficient mass murder of modern times (...) (Danish daily Information, April 6, 2004)

ICTR Prosecutor Rejects Allegations of Kagame Arrest Warrant
The Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Friday rejected allegations that a French judge is planning to call for an international arrest warrant against Rwandan President Paul Kagame (...) (The Rwanda Newsline October 30, 2000)

Chief Prosecutor Vows Clean-Up at UN Tribunal
Well-informed sources at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda have confirmed that the UN body is suffering from nepotism, and the leadership of the Tribunal are having an internal power struggle to employ as many friends and connections as possible, although these are often completely useless and have never done any investigative work before then (The Rwanda Newsline May 29, 2000)

ICTR: Chief Prosecutor Promises a Clean-Up at the Rwanda Tribunal
Carla Del Ponte confirms that the Tribunal has many problems. The removal of incompetent leaders has already begun (Danish daily Aktuelt April 18, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

Rwanda Tribunal Suffering from Nepotism
Internal struggles and nepotism weaken the hunt for those who are responsible for the Genocide (Danish daily Aktuelt April 18, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

The Rwanda Genocide Seen in a New Light: New Critical Investigation of Rwanda Massacres
The Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague wants a secret UN-report on the massacres in Rwanda handed over. She considers re-opening investigation of mysterious plane crash (Danish daily Aktuelt April 17, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

Rwandan Government Suspected of War Crimes
One of the darlings of the West in Central Africa, Rwandas Defence Minister, risks indictment for crimes against humanity (Danish daily Aktuelt April 17, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

Ideologist Behind Genocide Might Walk Away Scot-free: Mess at Rwanda Tribunal
A group of international experts are stopping their cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda because they protest that everything at the Tribunal is being done in a narrow-minded and amateurish way (Danish daily Aktuelt March 15, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

Secret Investigation at UN Tribunal: Rwandan Government Facing Accusations
A small team of investigators from the UN's war crimes Tribunal for Rwanda defies threats from the country's government and search for evidence that the Tutsi-dominated rebel group RPF, which seized power after the Genocide in 1994, itself committed massacres on Hutus during the war (Danish daily Aktuelt February 23, 2000)

International Tribunal Blackmailed by Rwandan Government: Do Not Wish To Have Own Crimes Exposed
In a wave of arrests Rwandan officers are now being remanded in custody in connection with accusations of mass killing committed under the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Most recently in Denmark, where a 38-year old man has been imprisoned in Skjern (Danish town). But the UN's war crimes tribunal for Rwanda is not impartial, investigators say - the tribunal is being blackmailed by Rwanda's government (Danish daily Aktuelt February 17, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)

Tribunal in Crisis
Justice and legal settlement after the Genocide in Rwanda delayed by ineffective war crimes Tribunal (Danish daily Aktuelt February 17, 2000, written in co-operation with Gunnar Willum)