Speaker: His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty
Thursday 4 October 2007
Africa is experiencing major changes to its environment as a result of climate change. This has clear implications for a continent that has already suffered disproportionately from abuses of human rights and from slow economic growth. The republic of Rwanda has had direct experience of all these problems in the past. Now its president Paul Kagame is seeking not only to deal with that past but to confront the challenges that lie ahead.
His Excellency Paul Kagame is President of the Republic of Rwanda. In 2003 he won a landslide victory in the first ever democratically contested multiparty elections in the country and was elected First Vice President of the African Union. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his tireless work to address crises, to foster understanding, unity and peace in his country and in Africa.'
Conor Gearty is professor of human rights law and director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE.
An audio recording of this event is available to download as mp3 (21 mb; approx 92 minutes)