Philippe Larochelle reflects on his experience as Defense Counsel, speaking to the many areas where he perceives the ICTR to have failed. He draws attention to allegations that the Tribunal has been politicized by its reluctance to prosecute members of the RPF. He observes that international pressure to secure timely convictions has been prioritized over the genuine pursuit of justice. He addresses the inequities between defense and prosecution teams, as well as the difficulties of securing political asylum for the acquitted.
Philippe Larochelle speaks on...
- rationale for the ICTR [1:11] (Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team)
- massive amounts of evidence [1:18] (Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team)
- missed opportunities to fight a culture of impunity [1:32] (Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team)