The Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal Project

The Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal collection contains 49 video interviews conducted with personnel from the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Collected in 2008, these interviews reveal the challenges of striving for justice and reconciliation after genocide. In their own voices, tribunal personnel speak to Rwandans, the international justice community, and the global public, now, 50 and 100 years from now. We offer this digital collection to all people to watch, tag, curate, and download for their use in future projects. This work is carried out under the auspices of the Information School at the University of Washington and is independent from the ICTR, the United Nations and the Government of Rwanda.

ADMINISTRATION

Roland Adjovi - Senior Legal Officer
Roland Amoussouga - Spokesperson for the Tribunal
Alessandro Caldarone - Senior Officer of External Relations
Suzanne Chenault - Legal Officer and Juris-Linguist
Adama Dieng - Registrar
Ayodeji Fadugba - Chief of Information and Evidence
Jean-Pele Fomete - Program Director
Innocent Kamanzi - Information Officer
Marie-Lucienne Lambert - Associate Legal Officer
Straton Musonera - Information Officer
Optatus Nchimbi - Information Network Assistant
Mandiaye Niang - Senior Legal Advisor
Everard O'Donnell - Deputy Registrar
Alex Obote Odora - Chief of Appeals
Jorge Sierralta - Staff Psychologist
Bocar Sy - Chief of Press and Public Affairs

DEFENSE

Benoît Henry - Defense Counsel
Beth Lyons - Defense Counsel
Claver Sindayigaya - Defense Counsel
Avi Singh - Legal Assistant
Charles Taku - Defense Counsel

DETENTION

Saidou Guindo - Detention Warden
Ellis Odjurhe - Prison Operations Officer

INTERPRETER

François Bembatoum - Chief Interpreter
Ololade Benson - Translator
Justine Ndongo-Keller - Chief of Language Services
Colette Ngoya - Translator

INVESTIGATOR

Alfred Kwende - Acting Chief of Investigations
Roger Pionana - Investigator
David Wagala - Investigator

JUDGE

Dennis Byron - President and Judge
Asoka de Silva - Judge
Lee Muthoga - Judge
Erik Møse - Judge
Arlette Ramaroson - Judge
Emile Short - Judge
Inés Weinberg de Roca - Judge

PROSECUTOR

Mohammed Ayat - Senior Legal Advisor
William Egbe - Senior Trial Attorney
Hassan Jallow - Chief Prosecutor
Richard Karegyesa - Acting Chief of Prosecutions
Charles Phillips - Prosecutor

OTHER

Linda Bianchi - Appeals Counsel
Angeline Djampou - Chief Librarian
Christine Graham - Senior Appeals Counsel
Charles Kamuru - Public Information Assistant
Theo Nkembe - Archivist

We welcome your suggestions for new tags. Tags are words or short phrases that come to mind for you when you watch a video and can be in Kinyarwanda, English, or French. You may suggest as many tags as you like.

To suggest tags:

  1. Choose and watch an interview from here.
  2. On every interview page there is a tab titled “Please help us tag this video clip”. By clicking on the tab, you will be given a space in which to write tags you feel relate to the content of the interview.
  3. In the next step, we ask for some information about you to help better understand your tag choices.
  4. When you are done, please click the Submit button in the lower right to save your contribution.

We welcome your suggestions for new video highlights. A video highlight calls out a small section from a video interview that is of particular interest. You might highlight a section because of its content, the way things are phrased, or how the listener responds. Highlights are typically from one to three minutes in length.

To highlight a video:

  1. Choose and watch an interview from here.
  2. On every interview page there is a tab titled “Please suggest a video highlight”. By clicking on the tab, you can enter the time at which the highlight starts and describe what you found important about it.
  3. When you are done, please click the Submit button in the lower right to save your contribution.

The Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal project is guided by a vision to provide to the world, especially the people of Rwanda, free and open access to these interviews with personnel from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). As part of this vision, all the videos are provided to download. You can download the interviews to use in your projects or to share with other people who do not have access to the website. The interviews are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

You can see projects that use these interviews here.

To download an interview:

  1. Choose an interview from the collection.
  2. On each interview page, you can download the video or only the audio.