Hundreds of thousands of children in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo live under the threat of attack by armed groups – but rarely are their experiences or views heard. Simon Rawles go to the Kivus region to find out how children’s lives have been affected by conflict.
Paris — A French appeals court on Wednesday approved the extradition of two Rwandans wanted at home for their alleged role in the 1994 genocide that claimed about 800,000 lives.
The ruling on Claude Muhayimana, 52, a French citizen since 2010, and Innocent Musabyimana, 41, is not final and can still be challenged.
Although many countries such as Canada and Norway have extradited genocide suspects, France has so far refused to do so, fearing they would be denied a fair trial.
But it has sent some to Tanzania to face trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
The two men’s case will now go up to a higher court for a final ruling after their lawyer Philippe Meilhac signalled his intention to appeal.
If the extradition is approved, France would still have to sign an extradition treaty with Rwanda for the two to be sent back.
From Bosnia to Syria: the investigators identifying victims of genocide
Thousands of people are missing because of conflicts. But DNA advances now make it possible to identify bodies from mass graves, providing evidence to bring warlords to trial – and comfort to bereaved families. A harrowing special report
A worker inspects the personal belongings of victims whose bodies were exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave in Bosnia. Photograph: Amel Emric/AP
The dead body of the man in the blue T-shirt is covered in blood, and has been dumped in a line with tens of others in the courtyard of a building in Syria. In the colour photograph, the sun is shining down on the corpses, all of whom bear the marks of violence, some showing multiple bullet wounds.