Swiss Military Supreme Court Confirms Conviction of Rwandan for War Crimes

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Sunday, July 1, 2001
Author: 
Tom Scheirs
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
7
298
Abstract: 
On April 27, 2001 the Swiss Military Supreme Court (Cour militaire de cassation) upheld the conviction of Fulgence Niyonteze for war crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The trial of Niyonteze set a precedent, since it was the first time ever a person involved in the genocide was tried by a court of a state other than Rwanda itself or the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)…[more]