Rwanda parliament has requested a delegation of European Union parliamentarians from Women Rights Commission and Gender Equality to play a leading role in advocating for the arrest of genocide fugitives who fled Rwanda after participating in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi but are today wandering in different countries across the world.
The request was made today as EU parliamentarians started a three-day visit to Rwanda to witness the performance of Rwanda parliament.
A Rwanda parliamentarian Kalisa Evariste has asked the role of EU parliament in arresting genocide fugitives where Iratxe Garacia Perez one of the visiting EU MPs said that there is a challenge of government hosting genocide fugitives and unwilling to deport them.
“As a parliament we conduct advocacy on arresting genocide suspects but the decision is taken by individual countries,” she said.
On the first day of their tour, to end on 23rd September, EU parliamentarians have held talks with the Rwanda parliamentary Political Commission and Gender Promotion where they have been explained on the current status of gender equality in Rwanda and women’s role in Rwanda’s development.