A scholar on Monday, May 18, drew similarities between the expected trial of Genocidaire Felicien Kabuga and a historic event in the history of Israel, the trial of Nazi-era Adolf Eichmann, in the 1960s.
Kabuga, one of the key architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, was arrested Saturday, May 16, in France, putting the spotlight on the country's link with mass murderers.
Phil Clark, a Professor of International Politics at SOAS University of London, in England, told The New Times that one of the key questions now is - where will Kabuga be prosecuted?
Prof. Clark, a political scientist specialising in conflict and post-conflict issues in Africa - recalled that UN residual mechanism has stated that it wants to try Kabuga, and its Statute is "heavily geared" towards this outcome.
However, Clark added, there are legal and political avenues that Rwanda can pursue to bring the Kabuga trial to Kigali.