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Gatete Departure from Benaco

Card Number 7982

Number
7982
Author
Talbott, Strobe
Date
Saturday July 9, 1994
Title
Gatete Departure from Benaco
Cote
State 183627
Size
153771 bytes
Pages nb.
5
Source
Public records
CHP
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Language
EN
Abstract
The USG cannot condone complicity in letting Gatete flee. The issue of bringing to justice those who have been guilty of crimes against humanity is a regional issue. The USG has already, for example, called upon the French to detain such people within the safe haven zone that French troops have established inside Rwanda. The GOT'S assertion that it cannot detain Gatete under the Genocide Convention without a request from the Government of Rwanda is self-serving since there is no such universally recognized government at present. A new RPF-dominated Government of Rwanda would more than likely make such a request. Moreover, the GOT would seem to be able to detain Gatete for his actions in the Benaco riot, if the GOT were inclined to invoke its.domestic laws. Using a refugee system to assist someone like Gatete can only undermine the credibility of UNHCR'S protection work worldwide.