The following initial appearances of three persons will take place on Wednesday 3 September 1997, before the Trial Chamber 1, composed of Judge Laïty Kama (presiding), Judge Navanethem Pillay, and Judge William Sekule:
Alfred Musema, a former Director of Gisovu Tea Factory in Kibuye Prefecture, will appear for the first time before the Trial Chamber. He is charged with Genocide; Conspiracy to Commit Genocide; Crimes Against Humanity; and Serious Violations of Article 3 Common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II. Musema will be defended by Counsel Marie-Paule Honeger from Switzerland.
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, a former Minister in the Government of President Juvenal Habyarimana and afterwards in the interim Government of Theodore Sindikubwako, defended by Counsel Nicole Bergevin from Canada, and her son Arsene Shalome Ntahobali, a former businessman, will also appear before the Trial Chamber. They are jointly charged with Genocide; Complicity in Genocide; Crimes Against Humanity; and Serious Violations of Article 3 Common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol 2.
The Counsels have been assigned these duties by the office of the Registrar of the Tribunal.