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ORDER OF SPEAKERS

OPENING ADDRESS
MR HANS VAN MIERLO
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

PRESENTATIONS
MR DANIEL TARSCHYS
Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Message from
PRESIDENT ZINE EL ABIDINE BEN ALI
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Tunisia, President in Office of the Organisation of African Unity

Delivered by
MR HABIB BEN YAHIA
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

MR IVO DUBOIS
Director, Representative of the European Commission,
Directorate General for External Political Relations

MR HENK ZOMER
Vice-President of the Liaison Committee of Development NGOs to the European Union

AMBASSADOR LAYASHI YAKER
Under-Secretary General of the United Nations,
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

MR MACHIVENYIKA T. MAPURANGA
Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity

PRESIDENT PASTEUR BIZIMUNGU
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Rwanda

Message from
MR JOSE AYALA LASSO
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Delivered by
MR IBRAHIMA FALL
Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights,
Head of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights

VOTE OF THANKS

Delivered on behalf of the International Conference by
MR PAUL KAWANGA SSEMOGERERE
Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda

To
PRESIDENT PASTEUR BIZIMUNGU

"The terrible events in Rwanda cannot be followed yet again after several precedents in the history of this troubled country - by lawlessness and impunity.

It will be extremely difficult to escape a new traumatic chain reaction of revenge and violence if a legal vacuum persists:'

MR DANIEL TARSCHYS
Secretary General of the Council of Europe