Title
Is 'tradition' the solution? Lessons from Rwanda's gacaca courts for justice and reconciliation after mass violenceIs 'tradition' the solution? Lessons from Rwanda's gacaca courts for justice and reconciliation after mass violence
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Research group
Development processes, actors and policies
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, [*]
Subject
Politics
Source (series)
Analysis & policy briefs / University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management ; 3
Volume/pages
2 p.
1
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
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.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/79168e/7640e547.pdf
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