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 12 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION FOR RWANDA

Mr Danby, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) notes that:

 (a) this year is the 10thanniversary of the Rwandan genocide in 1994;

(b) around 800,000 Rwandans were killed in 100 days in April, May and June 1994 after President Juvenal Habyarimana's plane was shot down over Kigali;

(c) the United Nations has designated 7 April 2004 as International Day of Reflection for Rwanda and in 2004 hosted a conference on the prevention of genocide and a week of memorial services; and

(d) Rwandan officials asked all countries to hold a minute's silence on 7 April to mark the anniversary; and

(2) calls on the Government to officially recognise 7 April as International Day of Reflection for Rwanda.

Debate ensued.


The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.