UN Rwanda tribunal releases first ever CDROM on courts operations

The CD-ROM contains the full text in English and French of the Tribunal’s case law and basic documents from 1995 to 2000, and features a search engine that allows users to retrieve all ICTR decisions since its inception in 1994 and other materials, such as publications, press releases and UN documents on the Tribunal.According to Assistant Secretary-General Adama Dieng, the ICTR Registrar, the CD-ROM is the first one published by an international criminal jurisdiction and is one of the Tribunal’s major contributions to the work of the International Criminal Court and the establishment of an international criminal justice system. “We want this CD-ROM to be an illustration of the enormous task that has been undertaken by the Judges and the staff of the Tribunal, testifying to our determination to bring justice to the Rwandan people as envisaged by the United Nations Security Council in its resolution 955,” Mr. Dieng said.The CD-ROM is dedicated to the late Judge Laïty Kama, who was the first President of the Tribunal from 1995-99. read more