Intervener Arguments Made in Munyaneza Appeal
On Monday, April 22nd, 2013, CLAIHR joined Canadian Centre for International Justice to present arguments as an intervener in the Muyaneza appeal. The arguments centered around whether the Crimes Against Humanity Act can be applied retrospectively to the 1994 Rwandan genocide since the Act was not made into law in Canada until 2000. CCIJ and CLAIHR submitted the argument that the intent of the Act was to make accountable those who perpetrated such crimes in the past, so long as international laws at the time would have considered their acts to be criminal.
Click here to read the full intervener factum. French and English summaries of the trial and appeal are available by clicking here.