Charles Adeogun-Phillips
speaks on ...
Rwandan participation in the Tribunal


It was difficult in the, in the context of Rwanda to involve nationals of Rwanda because you were not sure who was who. It’s a, it’s a conflict of two sides.
So how do you go about recruiting Rwandese staff when you’re not ac-, actually allowed to discriminate between one or the other, so the, the, the most practical thing was just to keep them out until we settled in. Therefore as foreigners, we then had to grapple with understanding the poli-, political and cultural context of the crimes which we investigate.
So there, there were immense issues which are absolutely unique to this area of specialization, the same issues that the ICC would confront in Uganda, in, in the Central African Republic, in the Congo, the same issues that the Yugoslav tribunal may have confronted in the Bosnia. They’re unique to the prosecution of international crimes.
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Country of Origin:
Nigeria / Great Britain
Interview Date:
November 6, 2008
Arusha, Tanzania
Lisa P. Nathan
Robert Utter
Max Andrews
Excerpt From:
Part 1
In December 2015, an error with the interviewee's surname and nationality was identified and corrected as follows: (1) surname changed from "Phillips" to "Adeogun-Phillips"; (2) nationality changed from "Great Britain" to "Nigeria/Great Britain."
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Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team