Rwanda calls on international police chiefs to apprehend genocide fugitives
The International police chiefs have been called upon to take action and apprehend the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis fugitives who are still hiding or moving freely across the world.
The government says that 410 indicted men and womenÂ suspected of masterminding , financing or carrying out the 1994 Tutsi genocide are still freely moving in about 30 countries across the world.
The call comes at the time when Kigali is hosting the executiveÂ meeting for international association of chiefs of policeÂ subs Saharan Africa on Sunday.
â€œWe expect this to be a cause of concern in a meeting like this one,â€ said Johnston Busingye, Minister of Justice who is also the Attorney General said.
The meeting that bringsÂ together all policeÂ chiefs from the Sub Saharan is happening ahead of the 84 th session of the General Assembly for International police that kicks off on Monday in Kigali.
The minister also noted that theÂ emerging security threats areÂ homogenous and global and affects each nation equally, saying to address requires unityÂ which he says is not justÂ appropriate but ratherÂ imperative for the success.
Currently, the law enforcers across the world are facing challenges ofÂ human trafficking, illicit drugs, terrorism whichÂ Â security experts say they areÂ sophisticated and need a more stronger approach.
â€œItâ€™s a good step in the right direction particularly because it reaches beyond borders and building cooperation for sustainable security,â€ the Minister said.
Busingye also said that throughÂ partnership and collaboration at multinational levels, criminals such as genocide fugitives can be apprehended.
â€œRwanda believes that such a meeting is not just an occasion for police chiefs to meet and talk and then return to business as usual but a time for deepÂ reflection and recommitmentÂ towards addressing security threats,â€ he said.
The minister added, â€œin the end its not what we talk that matter , it is the result of what we talked.â€
To address these global challenges,Chief Terrence M Cunningham, president of the international Association of Chiefs of Police believes in the need to re-engage as well asÂ Â building community trustÂ byÂ police.
â€œWe cannot be efficient as law enforcement without the support of the communities we serve,â€ he said.
During the meeting chiefs of police agree to the need forÂ stronger collaboration inÂ capacity building ,sharing timelyÂ informationÂ as one way ofÂ curbing the multinational crimes that has taken toll on theÂ citizens.