Dilemmas of Justice and Reconciliation: Rwandans and the Gacaca Courts

Megwalu, Amaka, Loizides, Neophytos G. (2010) Dilemmas of Justice and Reconciliation: Rwandans and the Gacaca Courts. African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 18 (1). pp. 1-23. ISSN 0954-8890. (doi:10.3366/E0954889009000486) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Following the 1994 genocide, several justice initiatives were implemented in Rwanda, including a tribunal established by the United Nations, Rwanda’s national court system and Gacaca, a ‘traditional’ community-run conflict resolution mechanism adapted to prosecute genocide perpetrators. Since their inception in 2001, the Gacaca courts have been praised for their efficiency and for widening participation but criticized for lack of due process, trained personnel and attention to atrocities committed by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). To evaluate these criticisms, we survey 227 Rwandans and analyze their attitudes towards Gacaca in relation to demographic characteristics such as education, residence and loss of relatives during the genocide.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3366/E0954889009000486
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 04:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37037 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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