A critical analysis of the transitional justice measures incorporated by Rwandan gacaca and their effectiveness

Herrmann, Judith (2012) A critical analysis of the transitional justice measures incorporated by Rwandan gacaca and their effectiveness. James Cook University Law Review, 19. pp. 90-112.

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[Extract] During the 1994 Rwandan genocide approximately 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were killed, resulting in mass arrests and extensive criminal prosecution overwhelming an already devastated justice sector. To speed up genocide trials and reduce prison population the government launched approximately 11,000 local community courts, referred to as gacaca. These gacaca courts were meant to deal with 'less serious' genocide related crimes, combining prosecution with national unity and reconciliation.

Item ID: 25972
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1321-1072
Keywords: conflict management; justice
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 02:49
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