Michel Bagaragaza, the former director of Rwanda’s tea regulator, has been denied a change of venue to Norway, as they lack any specific law against genocide. Bagaragaza is facing three counts of genocide for ordering the killing of 800,000 Tutsis.
The violence in Darfur is reportedly getting worse, even with an international peace treaty currently in place. Two separate reports claim that the Sudanese government isn’t stopping the violence against the African inhabitants of the region, nor is it moving to disarm the militia who are responsible for the on-going attacks.
Germany is preparing to pass a new law that would make millions of sealed Nazi documents available to families and researchers. This will no doubt create an even larger stream of material on Holocaust related topics.
France has apparently shelved a bill that would make it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide. With pressure from Turkish officials, many of whom dispute the claim that 1.5 million Armenians were killed, the French have decided to table the bill until October.