International Criminal Justice – Transfer of Félicien Kabuga to The Hague (27 October 2020)


France transferred Félicien Kabuga to The Hague on October 26, 2020, following the decision by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). This transfer reflects France’s ongoing commitment to international criminal justice and confirms the effectiveness of cooperation between French and international judges, between police forces in Europe and with the IRMCT.

This is a crucial moment for the victims and survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi and for international criminal justice. It gives concrete expression to the efforts highlighted by President Macron at the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi to combat impunity for Rwandan genocide suspects, in full cooperation with the Rwandan authorities.

France reaffirms its attachment to ensuring that states cooperate without hindrance with the IRMCT, in accordance with their international obligations, and reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity.