The UK Government has been asked by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to publish a notice on the preservation of evidence in the case of Prosecutor vs Protais Mpiranya.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is a UN-mandated tribunal set up to prosecute those held most responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law that were committed in Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 January 1994. The tribunal has already dealt with over 60 cases and is due to wind-up in July 2012 after completing all its first-instance trials. A number of individuals, however, remain fugitive from ICTR indictments at this time. ICTR is planning to hold Special Deposition hearings to safeguard evidence for any future trials of some of these fugitives.