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Prosecution's final submission in the case of Jean-Paul Akayesu set for Thursday, 19 March 1998

Before Trial Chamber 1 : 
Judge Laïty Kama, presiding 
Judge Lennart Aspegren
Judge Navanethem Pillay

On Thursday, 19 March 1998, the Prosecution will make its final submission in the case of Jean-Paul Akayesu, former bourgmestre of the commune of Taba in Rwanda, who is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions. The final submission, the first before the Tribunal, will be followed by that of the Defence a week later.

Jean-Paul Akayesu is the first accused to be charged with crimes of sexual violence against female civilians.

The session is open to the public and will start at 9:00 a.m.

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