In this episode, Fritz takes a look back at the first-ever universal jurisdiction trial based on Germany’s Code of Crimes Against International Law, a trial against two Rwandan militia leaders for crimes committed in Congo.
Our guests, Der Spiegel's Beate Lakota and Andreas Schueller from ECCHR, followed this trial closely and talk to us about how the main accused died in detention, the lessons learned, and the parallels and differences with the Koblenz trial.
Additional information on the topics discussed in the episode:
- Beate Lakotta on Twitter: @BeateLakotta
- Her story on the arrest of the main accused: shorturl.at/csS49
- Her story on the death of the main accused: Ignace Murwanashyaka: Tod nach neun Jahren in U-Haft - DER SPIEGEL
- Andreas Schueller on Twitter: @schueller_a
- ECCHR's executive summary of the trial: https://bit.ly/2BuJa9m on the limitations and opportunities of universal jurisdiction for Syria: Justice for Syria? Opportunities and Limitations of Universal Jurisdiction Trials in Germany
- ECCHR trial updates: https://www.ecchr.eu/en/case/trial-updates-first-trial-worldwide-on-torture-in-syria/
- Syria Justice And Accountability Centre's monitoring of the trial: https://bit.ly/37Jofv1
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