An interview with Jean-Pelé Fomété, Programs Director, ICTR Registry (2002-2009), for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project

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dc.description.abstract A transcript of an interview with Jean-Pelé Fomété by Linda Carter and Leigh Swigart. The interview took place on May 26, 2015 at The Hague, Netherlands, and the transcript, which is represented here, has been reviewed and edited from the original audio version. During the interview, Fomété reminisces on early work at ICTY; disgruntlement with early negative evaluations of the ICTR; ICTR underestimation of how long trials would take; difficulties using United Nations procedures and accounting for persons needing to remain anonymous; traveling to Cameroon to carry out arrest warrant of ICTR accused André Ntagerura; willingness of the Malian authorities to accept ICTR convicted persons into their prisons; power of the Arusha "spirit" that infused ICTR staff, and taking lessons learned at ICTR to job as UN Dispute Tribunal registrar. Fomété also discusses events in Africa around time of Rwandan genocide; similarities between conflicts in Balkans and Rwanda; disparity in infrastructure between ICTY and ICTR; creation of ICTR press center; ICTR innovations in court transcription and interpretation practices; institutional cooperation among ICTY, ICTR, Special Court for Sierra Leone, and later International Criminal Court; ICTR innovation of combining distributive with retributive justice; civil and common law interactions; challenges of delivering justice while building a system; resistance of countries to host ICTR acquitted persons; improvement of prison conditions in countries where ICTR convicted persons served sentences, and development of ICTR outreach program.
dc.description.sponsorship International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
dc.format.extent 28 p. + index
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartof International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life Records
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries
dc.subject.lcsh International Criminal Court.
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal procedure (International law).
dc.subject.lcsh International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
dc.subject.lcsh Trials (Crimes against humanity) -- Rwanda.
dc.subject.lcsh Trials (Genocide) -- Rwanda.
dc.subject.lcsh War crimes -- Sierra Leone.
dc.title An interview with Jean-Pelé Fomété, Programs Director, ICTR Registry (2002-2009), for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project
dc.type text
dc.contributor.interviewee Fomété, Jean-Pelé
dc.contributor.interviewer Carter, Linda
dc.contributor.interviewer Swigart, Leigh.
dc.subject.lcnaf International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991. 2016 International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

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