A general and complete UNSC arms embargo on all deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Rwanda is the ideal remedy to save millions of innocent civilians in Rwanda, DRC and Rwandan’s neighboring countries.
Attending the 5th edition of European Development Day in Brussels, Rwandan President Paul Kagame missed his Keynote Address and his meeting with Belgian Prime Minister was cancelled but he was met with protesters over United Nations mapping report on grave human right abuses and crime that could be classified as genocide.
There seems to be no precise standard procedures on how to recognize and deal with acts of genocide. Since the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, there have been crimes that were officially characterized as genocides. In places like Rwanda, Yugoslavia or Sudan, conclusions were formally reached by different entities.
Months before the UN report was published, she was the first female Rwandan to publicly defy Kagame’s regime, on Rwandan soil, by mentioning war crimes committed to Hutu people during RPF military campaigns. Arriving Rwanda since 16 years, besides acknowledging the Genocide against Tutsi, she equally mentioned crimes against humanity committed to Hutu people in history of Rwanda.
Former Chief UN Investigator on the Congo, now an independent analyst, Jason Stearns provides expert insight into the draft UN report that raises concerns of genocide in Congo and reveals details on the draft’s UN internal circulation of the report in the run-up to its leak.
Despite that Rwandan army is being accused of being the principal author of what could be classified as genocide crimes in Congo, President Kagame complains that Rwanda is being classified in what he calls the second class of member nations that need to be coached on human rights solely based on the country economic status.