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Other Decisions Judgement ICTR-01-69-T (17/11/2009)

Authority: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Date: 11/17/2009

Subject: Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has acquitted Hormisdas Nsengimana from charges of genocide, murder, extermination and crimes against humanity, and It consequently ordered his immediate release. During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Nsengimana was a priest and rector of a prestigious Catholic secondary school. The Chamber did not find a sufficient factual and legal basis for concluding that Nsengimana was guilty of any of these crimes, because the Prosecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that Nsengimana was responsible either directly or as a superior for any of the crimes alleged against him in the Indictment.

Parties: The Prosecutor v. Hormisdas NSENGIMANA

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Art. 3 Physical and mental integrity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Justice - Art. 47 Fair trial, public hearing

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