Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section E. Cooperation with international criminal tribunals
In 2012, in a reply to a Member of Parliament regarding the handover of a member of the Rwandan Army to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the policy of Zimbabwe on genocide perpetrators, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs stated:
Anyone accused of having committed this heinous crime [genocide] must be brought to book under international law.
An international Warrant of Arrest of Mr. Mpiranya has been issued under international law; and as an active member of the United Nations … Zimbabwe is duty bound to honour and respect the International Warrant of Arrest issued by an International Tribunal established by the United Nations Security Council Resolution. In this regard, Zimbabwe will effect Mr Mpiranya’s arrest, should he be found to be on Zimbabwean territory.