Situation of Tutsis in the Rwandese Patriotic Army (RPA) and whether they are being targetted for mistreatment in 1999 [RWA31712.E]

According to Country Reports the current government is controlled by the "largely Tutsi" Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and its military wing, the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), and the RPA-dominated gendarmerie are responsible for security (1999).

Reports on whether the Tutsi in the RPA are targetted for mistreatment in 1999 could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please see the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998. 1999. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998. 1999. [Internet:][Accessed: 28 Apr. 1999)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. Vol. 40. Nos. 1-6.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford]. January 1998 -January 1999. Vols. 35. Nos. 1-12.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. Weekly. January -April 1999. Nos. 839-854.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. January 1999. Monthly. Vols. 45. No. 1.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, LEXIS/NEXIS, World Network Connection (WNC)