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“The Collective Memory of Genocide” with Rwandan Minister of Justice Busingye

Monday, Nov. 5

UC Davis School of Law
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch will be served

Co-sponsored by: California International Law Center (CILC), UC Davis Global Affairs and the UC Davis School of Law International Programs

Johnston Busingye, minister of justice and attorney general of the Republic of Rwanda, will discuss the collective memory of genocide with a specific focus on genocide denial and international arrest warrants in the aftermath of genocides, as well as Rwanda’s collaboration with the international community in its efforts to bring those involved in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi to justice to end impunity.

The discussion will also explore what Minister Busingye has worked on in the past and what new options can be developed to make efforts of post-genocide governments more effective.

Moderated by: Grant T. Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC and former principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to Africa.


Minister Busingye has held many positions in the Rwandan government and Rwandan judiciary. From 2006 until 2013, he served as the President of the High Court of Rwanda. He has also served as the National Prosecutor of Rwanda, as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice (Minijust), and as Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). Johnston has a Bachelor of Laws, obtained from Makerere University. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice, awarded by the Law Development Centre in Kampala. In addition, he holds a certificate, awarded by the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Currently he serves as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Rwanda.


For more information, please contact Onell Berrios at or 530-754-5335