My journey Back to Rwanda: Confronting the Ghosts of the Genocide 21 Years Later

As a UN investigator Lyal S. Sunga witnessed the aftermath of Rwanda’s genocide first hand. Now he returns to the country to make peace with his past.

“When I arrived in Rwanda on 29 October 1994, I could never have guessed how the experience would change my life.”

Dr. Lyal S. Sunga, Head of the Rule of Law Program

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