On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda announces the launch of its multilingual legacy website. The website premieres a new video narrated by actor Clarke Peters, known for his roles in acclaimed TV series The Wire and Treme.
The new website offers a fresh look at the work of the Tribunal, an improved user experience and easier access to key information. Special features have been added including a timeline of ICTR Milestones and a presentation of Key figures highlighting ICTR trial statistics.
Research into the ICTR’s cases has been simplified, with at-a-glance information on final verdicts viewable on every case page.
Increasing content available in Kinyarwanda has been a priority. For the first time, an extensive selection of indictments and judgements translated into Kinyarwanda is available online, facilitating the work of legal practitioners working on genocide cases in the Rwandan local judiciaries.
The new showcase video accessible on the site’s homepage highlights the dramatic events that led to the creation of the Tribunal. It also reminds us of the challenges the court has overcome in its 20 years of existence. Most significantly, the video is a tribute to international criminal justice, and a call for it to become a standard for all, everywhere.
The new legacy website will maintain the virtual face of the Tribunal after it closes. Thanks to the support of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, its content will continue to be enriched so that information on the work and achievements of the ICTR will remain accessible for generations to come.