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International Tribunals

How to locate information about international criminal courts, from Nuremberg to the ICC


The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established by the United Nations Security Council in November 1994 to try those responsible for the Rwandan genocide. It has been officially closed on 31 December 2015.

Basic Documents / textes fondamentaux
341.4(094) HEIA 49527

Statute, rules of procedure and evidence, Security Council resolutions, etc.

Basic Documents and Case Law, 1995-
Basic texts, cases (indictments, decisions, judgments), testimonials, related United Nations documents etc.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: report of orders, decisions and judgments (1995-)
341.645(094.9) HEIA 21904
HEICD 47 (1995-2003)


ICTR Quartely Bibliography
No 1 (june 1999-)
Contains references to books, official documents, and periodical articles acquired by the ICTR library.
341.645(016) HEIA 26716


Qui osera juger les criminels de guerre ? (1997)
Jean-Bernard Menoud
6.6 QUI

"La communauté des nations s'est engagée à rendre justice, à combattre l'oubli et surtout à lutter contre l'impunité des criminels.C'est à La Haye et à Ashura en Tanzanie que le Conseil de Sécurité de l'ONU a décidé de mettre sur pied deux tribunaux internationaux pour juger respectivement les responsables de l'épuration ethnique en ex-Yougoslavie et les organisateurs du génocide au Rwanda. Parmi ces derniers, Alfred Musema, arrêté en Suisse en février 1995, est actuellement emprisonné à La Chaux-de-Fonds. Il devrait être prochainement transféré à Arusha pour être jugé par le tribunal pénal sur le Rwanda."

Hotel Rwanda
Terry George
6.6 HOT 2

"Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages."