After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond
AFTER GENOCIDE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA AND BEYOND, Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds., Columbia University Press and C. Hurst & Co., 2009 (Re-published by Oxford University Press, 2013)
Posted: 28 Aug 2011 Last revised: 21 Feb 2014
Date Written: 2009
In AFTER GENOCIDE, leading scholars and practitioners analyze the political, legal, and regional impact of events in post-genocide Rwanda within the broader themes of transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, and reconciliation. Given ongoing mass violence in Africa, this book is unquestionably of continuing relevance.
AFTER GENOCIDE includes chapters from leading scholars in this field, including William Schabas, René Lemarchand, Linda Melvern, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, and Jennifer Welsh, along with senior government and non-government officials involved in matters related to Rwanda and transitional justice, including Hassan Bubacar Jallow (Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), Martin Ngoga (Prosecutor General of the Republic of Rwanda), and Luis Moreno Ocampo (Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court). The book also contains an unprecedented debate between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and René Lemarchand on post-genocide memory and governance in Rwanda. Because Rwandan voices have rarely been heard internationally in the aftermath of the genocide, this book also incorporates chapters from Rwandan academics and practitioners, such as Tom Ndahiro, Solomon Nsabiyera Gasana, and Jean Baptiste Kayigamba - all of whom are also survivors of the 1994 genocide - and draws on their personal experiences.
AFTER GENOCIDE constitutes the most comprehensive survey to date of issues related to post-genocide Rwanda and transitional justice.
Keywords: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Peace, Healing, Forgiveness, Truth, Revisionism, Memory, Rwanda, Darfur, DRC, Uganda, Africa, Kovoso, Genocide, Atrocities, Gacaca, ICTR, ICTY, ICC, International Law, International Criminal Law
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