Encyclopedia on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Volume 1
Edited by: C. Tofan
Recognizing that serious violations of humanitarian law were committed in Rwanda, and acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the UN Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) by Resolution 955 in November 1994. The ICTR was established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law, committed in the territory of Rwanda from January to December of 1994. It may also deal with the prosecution of Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations of international law committed in the territory of neighboring States during the same period. To present, 44 people have been accused in 35 judgements. International Courts Association begins this series with a presentation of the finished cases, as well as the background materials to the ICTR. With additional volumes being published in the coming years, Encyclopedia on the ICTR is unique and will be the most cited and complete series covering the work of the Tribunal.
Publication Date: 10/10/2011