Rwanda: the enduring legacy of the genocide and war
In this summary of concerns, Amnesty International examines the extent to which the current government has over the past decade addressed points of tension that led to the heinous crime of genocide. The summary of concerns focuses on the issues of criminal justice, the rights to freedom of expression and association, violence against women, refugee … Continue reading Rwanda: the enduring legacy of the genocide and war
Rwanda: civilians trapped in armed conflict: the dead can no longer be counted
Throughout October, November and early December 1997, Amnesty International received almost daily reports of killings of unarmed civilians in Rwanda, in particular extrajudicial executions by soldiers of the Rwandese Patriotic Army (RPA) and deliberate and arbitrary killings by armed opposition groups. Examples of particularly grave abuses by both sides are included in the present report.
Rwanda: ending the silence
This report highlights the scale and gravity of the human rights abuses taking place in Rwanda in the first half of 1997. It outlines the situation faced by returnees, and other members of the civilian population, with particular attention to killings and disappearances.
Rwanda: appeal cases: no one is talking about it anymore.
This document includes appeals for returnees who have been killed.
Rwanda: reports of killings and abductions by the Rwandese Patriotic Army, April – August 1994
This report expresses concern at the human rights abuses being perpetuated by the RPA, particularly in relation to the safety of returning refugees, and the information available to refugees deciding whether to return.
Rwanda and Burundi: the return home: rumours and realities
This report aims to provide an objective account of the risks facing refugees on their return to Rwanda and Burundi and to consider the question of repatriation or return of the refugees in the context of security – or insecurity. It examines the role of the various actors in this crisis: the governments of Rwanda … Continue reading Rwanda and Burundi: the return home: rumours and realities
Rwanda: human rights overlooked in mass repatriation
This report summarizes the findings of Amnesty International’s visit to Rwanda in November 1996, presents an overview of the risk of human rights violations facing returnees to Rwanda in mid-December 1996 and recommends steps to prevent these violations.
Greal lakes region: still in need of protection: repatriation, refoulement and the safety of refugees and the internally displaced
Throughout October and November 1996, the attention of much of the world was riveted on eastern Zaire, as an enormous humanitarian tragedy unfolded. Long simmering violence in the area exploded into open warfare and massive human rights violations. Over one million refugees from Rwanda and Burundi, and several hundred thousand internally displaced Zairians, were caught … Continue reading Greal lakes region: still in need of protection: repatriation, refoulement and the safety of refugees and the internally displaced