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France, Universal Jurisdiction and Rwandan génocidaires: The Simbikangwa Trial

Trouille, Helen (2016) France, Universal Jurisdiction and Rwandan génocidaires: The Simbikangwa Trial. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 14 (1). pp. 195-217.

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Abstract

In 2014, twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the first trial took place in France of a Rwandan génocidaire, Pascal Simbikangwa, despite the presence on French territory of a number of genocide suspects for many years, various extradition requests by Rwanda – declined by France – and numerous arrests and investigations. This article looks at issues of jurisdiction regarding the Simbikangwa case and the reasons the French courts heard his case, and examines some issues which may be of significance in the choice of arena for the bringing to justice of Rwandans genocide suspects living in France in future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Criminal Justice Published by Oxford University Press.
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqv085
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3440

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