International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

Definition

An ad hoc, meaning temporary, international criminal tribunal established by the United Nations Security Council to prosecute serious violations of international law and human rights abuses that occurred during the Rwandan genocide. The ICTR had primacy over any domestic or municipal court seeking to prosecute the same individual for the same crime and UN member states were required to cooperate with the ICTR’s investigations.

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