Learning about the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

 

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Today we were enlightened and inspired by many people while we visited the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which was established by the United Nations in 1994. The Tribunal was made in Arusha to keep the distance, witnesses safe and to keep things separated. We talked to many people, most are lawyers but there was also a social scientist. The people included Douglas Hansen, a Legal Officer, Thembile Segoete from the Appeals Counsel, Samuel Akorimo the Officer in Charge of Registry and Sera Attika the Head of the Witness Support and Protection Unit.  We learned a lot and was ecstatic to be sitting in the seats of important people. We also had our first experience at a Masai market.

 

 

Arrival

We arrived at approximately 7:45 and left the airport around 8:30. Although we arrived at night we can already see many differences between our homes and Tanzania. There are not many street lights but there is a beautiful moon that illuminates the sky. We all sit with different emotions: excited, nervous, anticipatory, amazed.

Welcome

Welcome to the OWU in Tanzania Study Abroad Blog. 8 students have been granted the opportunity to travel, learn, and explore Tanzania Africa for 90 days. The student will be taking classes and will have an internship that is catered to their interest. Dr. Quaye will be with the students for the duration of the trip and everyone is excited for the months to come! As the Students and Dr. Quaye prepare for the trip, passports are being bought and goals are being made. In the upcoming weeks their will be post about the preparations that are being made for the journey. Stay Tuned!

Students exploring, learning, and experiencing Tanzania