Rwanda's Troubled Gacaca Courts

Human Rights Brief, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 16, Winter 2007

Posted: 6 Jan 2008 Last revised: 22 May 2009

Abstract

Examines the gacaca courts, a modified version of a traditional Rwandan justice institution, as a response to that country's genocide, evaluating not only the ability of the gacaca courts to satisfy standard criteria of effective transitional justice, but also whether the goals set out for the gacaca courts help or hinder Rwanda's goal of peaceful transition.

Keywords: Rwanda, gacaca, transitional justice, traditional, courts, Africa, genocide, human rights

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K14

Suggested Citation

Le Mon, C., Rwanda's Troubled Gacaca Courts. Human Rights Brief, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 16, Winter 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1080662
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