The acting Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Pascal Besnier, has said that at a personal level, the people of Rwanda deserve the opportunity to host the archives of the trial proceedings when the international court winds up in 2014.
Besnier, who assumed office this month, was speaking yesterday during a news conference that he jointly addressed with Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, in Kigali.
"But the decision on the destiny of the archives shall be taken by the UN Security Council," he added.
He added that ICTR has even done considerable work in the area of outreach through establishment of Umusanzu, a documentation centre on international criminal justice, and the fact that most of the key rulings can be accessed online.
Ngoga said he hoped a common ground on the issue of the archives would be reached.
"We may not get 100 per cent of our bargain, but something shall be gotten. It may be a win-win situation," he said.
On the issue of fugitives still at large, the registrar said: "Currently, the desire is to have them arrested and brought to justice. Whether that is in Rwanda or not, but we want to see them tried".