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SALC IN THE NEWS: COURT CHALLENGE AGAINST DECISION TO GRANT ASYLUM TO RWANDAN WAR CRIMES SUSPECT

Universal Jurisdiction News Judicial review proceedings are ongoing against a decision by the South African Department of Home Affairs to grant asylum to former Rwandan army general and suspected war criminal, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Among other allegations, in February 2008 Nyamwasa was indicted by a Spanish judge for war crimes allegedly committed while…
Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2013
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

Controversial Rwandan general to be sent to “neutral country” – but where?

Last month, SALC together with the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants Rights in South Africa (CoRMSA) initatiated legal proceedings against the South African authorities to review their decision to grant former Rwandan General, Kayumbe Nyamwasa, refugee status. And today another twist in this saga occurred. South African newspaper, the Business Day reported that  the South African “government is negotiating the…
Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2011