United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: Republic of France 29th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review 15 JANUARY 2018 Submission of THE Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda The Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (‘CPCR’) is a non-governmental organisation located at 61 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 51100 Reims, France. (Contact details: Alain Gauthier, +33 (0) 6 40 57 09 44, email@example.com).i Established in 2001, CPCR’s main objective is to pursue those suspected of having participated in the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 (‘Genocide’) and who reside on French …Lire »
Strike while the iron is still hot : letter to the new French President.
Letter to Mr Emmanuel MACRON, President of France, on the 14 May 2017. Mr. President, You have just been elected to the Presidency, and this is why I, as the chairman of the CPCR (the Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda) would like to address these few words to you. The association, created in 2001, aims to prosecute those living on French territory who are suspected of having participated in the Tutsis genocide in Rwanda in 1994. I do so on behalf of hundreds of thousands of victims whose cause we support. At the beginning of the election campaign, I …Lire »
Appeal trial of SIMBIKANGWA. Friday 28th of October 2016. D4.
Hearing of Mr. André GUICHAOUA, background witness.Lire »
Pascal SIMBIKANGWAs appeal : Press release
On the 14th of March 2014, the jury of the Assize Court of Paris, sentenced Mr. Pascal SIMBIKANGWA to 25 years imprisonment for “genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity”. His appeal trial will take place from October 25ft to December 9th and the Bobigny Assize Court. Mr. Pascal SIMBIKANGWA, who has denied all the allegations made against him, has made an appeal of his conviction ? It’s an opportunity for us to remember that in 1994, in Rwanda, over one million people were exterminated for being Tutsi. This first conviction was more recently followed by the one of Mr. …Lire »
Ngenzi/Barahira trial : Plea of the CPCR lawyer Maître Dechaumet
Mr President, Gentlemen Councillors, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, It is with pride, but mostly humility that I stand before you in support of the interest of the Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda and the fifteen civilian individuals that we represent with my colleague Michel Laval. As we arrive almost at the end of this trial with, for me, a lot of emotion, I must admit that these two months of hearings were also for me, as for you I imagine, deeply upsetting… Upsetting as a lawyer of course, as a citizen, but also as a woman …Lire »
Christiane Taubira’s resignation : shall we regret her ?
We have just heard of ChristianeTaubira’s resignation, Mr Valls’ minister of justice. At once, she was replaced by Mr Jean Jacques Uroas, very close to the prime minister, but totally unknown to us and the CPCR. “Sometimes, Resist means Stay “ “sometimes , Resist is Leave”, she said in her tweet. Of course, nobody is surprised by this resignation considering the French political context. Does the CPCR have to regret her? It’s hard to say but we probably lose the person who, among the French government , was the most sensible about the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda She came where …Lire »
“ICTR CLOSED : PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE GENOCIDE ARE STILL FREE”
RWANDA : “THE ICTR IS CLOSED BUT PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE GENOCIDE ARE STILL FREE “ Opened in 1995 , in Arusha , Tanzania, the ICTR (international criminal tribunal for Rwanda ) ,the first tribunal which rendered judgments against people suspected of joining in with the Tutsi genocide, rendered his last verdict December 14 , 2015. The MTPI (a mechanism within UNO) is going to come after , in order to deal with the last fugitives accused of planning the April-June 1994 genocide in which 800.000 people died (mostly Tutsi) , to arrest and judge them . When it worked …Lire »
France 2 and Paris Match always silent: they don’t want to admit their fault. Reaction of CPCR.
MR THUILLER AND MR ROYAN , Last February 5, 2015, I sent you a letter on behalf of our association and the victims that we embody, a protest letter to Mr Thevenot , a journalist and the guest of the day : YOU Mr ROYAN , about the “misconduct” in TELE MATIN broadcasted January , 31. The 1994 Tutsi genocide was presented as “ the Rwandan genocide, during which Hutu had been entirely exterminated by Tutsi “This distorted truth regarding history had raised much emotion among victims and all those who know and support the historical truth. On February3, Mr …Lire »
Open letter to Thierry THULLIER, program director on France 2 and Olivier ROYANT, director of editorial at Paris Match.
SIRS, On February 5, 2015, I sent you a letter, Mr ROYANT, to protest against the words you uttered, together with Damien THEVENOT, a journalist on France 2 , during the program “ Télé Matin” presented by William LEYMERGIE . It is unnecessary to quote these words again, they have been largely denounced. To sum up, you spoke of the 1994 Tutsi genocide, asserting that Hutu had been exterminated by Tutsi, thus, re writing History. Writing to you, as other people did, I was too naïve to think that you would apologize. You might have said that you made a …Lire »
CPCR/Gauthier/Ngenzi’case. Toulouse court of appeal confirms that there was no infringement of the presumption of innocence.
Last wednesday, Toulouse court of appeal confirmed the decision taken in the court of first instance in the CPCR/GAUTHIER/NGENZI’case.The statement posted on the internet by Alain GAUTHIER, president of CPCR, in May 14 2014 didn’t infringue the presumption of innocence. We expected such a decision but we must thank our lawyers for their work. However, we regret all the time, energy and money spent on such a case which might have been unnecessary. Now, let’s go to the fundamental point: Mr NGENZI, as well as Mr BARAHIRA, co accused, after using all the legal recourses, will have to appear before …Lire »