The Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) Serge Brammertz has called for an intensification of efforts in locating and arresting fugitives wanted for their participation in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Referring to the recent arrest of alleged mastermind Felicien Kabuga, Brammertz said that cooperation from Member States played a critical role further success can be achieved if this continues as the search for major fugitive, Protais Mpiranya and the five other ICTR fugitives who remain at large continues.
Brammertz reminded that cooperation to track the fugitives is not only a legal requirement but also a moral obligation to the victims and survivors.
"The victims and survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda deserve nothing less than our collective best efforts," he said.
Brammertz recognized the victims and survivors of the genocide noting that their demand for justice, trust and support made his work possible.