The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has taken a decision to invoke the cessation clause for Rwandan refugees, effectively taking away the protection refugees have under the UN by 12/31/2017. There are hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees all over the world. The majority and most vulnerable ones are in African countries near Rwanda. For example, the Democratic Republic of Congo is host to approximately 250,000 Rwandan refugees while Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, The Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa among other African countries are host to tens of thousands of refugees. Many...Read More
– A report published on October 13, 2017 by Rwanda’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) attempting to discredit Human Rights Watch documentation of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances is full of falsehoods, compounding the injustice and abuse suffered by the victims’ families, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has found that Rwandan government officials threatened and coerced victims’ family members to present false information about what happened to their loved ones. Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the family members’ safety. The NCHR report purported to “know the truth” about a Human Rights Watch report...Read More
Rwanda should cooperate with the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture if it has nothing to hide.
Prevention of Torture: A human rights body suspends Rwanda visit citing obstructions GENEVA / KIGALI (20 October 2017) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Rwanda due to the lack of cooperation with the Government and to a series of obstructions. of detention and in assuring the confidentiality of interviews with people deprived of their liberty. The SPT also received allegations that some interviewees could face reprisals. The delegation suspended their mission on the seven-day visit, which precluded the application of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other...Read More