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UN Resolution 978

Adopted by the Security Council at its 3504th meeting, on 27 February 1995



The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on the situation in Rwanda, in
particular its resolutions 935 (1994) and 955 (1994),


Expressing once again its grave concern at the reports indicating that
genocide and other systematic, widespread and flagrant violations of
international humanitarian law have been committed in Rwanda,

Noting that these reports were confirmed in the final report of the

Commission of Experts submitted pursuant to resolution 935 (1994)
(S/1994/1405, annex),

Recalling the obligations contained in resolution 955 (1994), which
created the International Tribunal for Rwanda,


Concerned by the conditions in the refugee camps outside Rwanda,
including reports of violence directed against refugees who voluntarily wish
to return to Rwanda,

Determined to put an end to violations of international humanitarian law
and serious acts of violence directed against refugees, and that effective

measures be taken to bring to justice the persons who are responsible for
such crimes,

Noting the reports of the Secretary-General on security in the Rwandese
refugee camps of 18 November 1994 (S/1994/1308) and 25 January 1995
(S/1995/65),


Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General (S/1995/134) dated
13 February 1995 and stressing the importance of taking all measures for the
early and effective functioning of the International Tribunal for Rwanda,


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Stressing the need for States to take as soon as possible any measures
necessary under their domestic law to implement the provisions of resolution
955 (1994) and of the Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda,

1. Urges States to arrest and detain, in accordance with their national
law and relevant standards of international law, pending prosecution by the

International Tribunal for Rwanda or by the appropriate national authorities,
persons found within their territory against whom there is sufficient
evidence that they were responsible for acts within the jurisdiction of the
International Tribunal for Rwanda;

2. Urges States who detain persons referred to in paragraph 1 above to

inform the Secretary-General and the Prosecutor of the International Tribunal
for Rwanda of the identity of the persons detained, the nature of the crimes
believed to have been committed, the evidence providing probable cause for
the detentions, the date when the persons were detained and the place of
detention;


3. Urges States who detain such persons to cooperate with
representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as
investigators for the International Tribunal for Rwanda, in order to secure
unimpeded access to those persons;

4. Condemns all attacks against persons in the refugee camps near the

borders of Rwanda, demands that such attacks immediately cease, and calls
upon States to take appropriate steps to prevent such attacks;

5. Urges States, on whose territory serious acts of violence in the
refugee camps have taken place, to arrest and detain, in accordance with
their national law and relevant standards of international law, and submit to

the appropriate authorities for the purpose of prosecution persons against
whom there is sufficient evidence that they have incited or participated in
such acts and further urges the States concerned to keep the Secretary-
General informed of the measures they have taken to this effect;

6. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.



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