The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations, countries, and civil society around the world in commemorating April 7, 2016 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. On this day, the global community recognizes and honors the 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, Central Africa. Today also serves as important time for global leaders and the global community to have serious discussions about the atrocities of genocide and the fact that it is a crime against all of humanity. Genocide disrupts and violates the most basic human rights to life, liberty, safety and security.
“Twenty two years ago, an entire generation of Rwandans endured one hundred days of horrific violence and death beyond the comprehension of most of the world,” said Imad Hamad, Executive Director of AHRC. As we honor the victims of this most tragic time in Rwanda and world history, we must continue to stand in solidarity with the survivors who are continuing to work together to rebuild Rwanda,” added Mr. Hamad.