Merchant Land were pleased to attend the 24th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Rwanda High Commission in London in collaboration with St. Marylebone Parish Church, hosted a commemoration service which was attended by 500 guests in the heart of London on Tuesday 10th April 2018. Those gathered heard readings, hymns, testimony and poetry reflecting on genocide and explored what we can learn from it today.
In her address, the High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom, H.E. Ms. Yamina Karitanyi, reminded guests that, “The international community failed to intervene” even though all the signs were present for all to see and crimes of genocide had been committed in Rwanda for decades, well before 1994. The High Commissioner called on all attendees to take on our role as citizens of the world seriously and apply two key principles: 1. The responsibility to protect and 2. To fight genocide ideology and denial.
Merchant Land would like to thank the Rwandan High Commission for the invitation and extend their condolences to all those who were affected by the atrocities committed in 1994.
For more information on the event please view 24th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi