Is 'tradition' the solution? Lessons from Rwanda's gacaca courts for justice and reconciliation after mass violence
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Antwerp :University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2013
Analysis & policy briefs / University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management ; 3
University of Antwerp
Over the past years, there has been an increasing attention for the use of tradition-based or home-grown justice and reconciliation mechanisms in the aftermath of violent conflict. The Rwandan gacaca court system is often evoked in this global trend. The gacaca courts operated nationwide between 2005 and 2012. This policy briefing summarizes major findings and policy recommendations based on extensive field research conducted during these years.