The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation by Clark

By Clark

due to the fact 2001, the Gacaca neighborhood courts were the centrepiece of Rwanda's justice and reconciliation programme. approximately each grownup Rwandan has participated within the trials, largely by means of delivering eyewitness testimony touching on genocide crimes. legal professionals are banned from any reliable involvement, a topic that has generated sustained feedback from human rights organizations and foreign scepticism relating to Gacaca's efficacy. Drawing on greater than six years of fieldwork in Rwanda and approximately interviews with contributors in trials, this in-depth ethnographic research of a posh transitional justice establishment explores the ways that Rwandans interpret Gacaca. Its conclusions supply vital perception into post-genocide justice and reconciliation, in addition to the population's perspectives at the way forward for Rwanda itself.

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