Gacaca: Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Postconflict Rwanda?

@article{Rettig2008GacacaTJ,
  title={Gacaca: Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Postconflict Rwanda?},
  author={Max Rettig},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={25 - 50}
}
  • Max Rettig
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Sociology
  • African Studies Review
Abstract: In institutionalizing gacaca, the Rwandan government has launched one of the most ambitious transitional justice projects the world has ever seen. But gacaca is controversial, and its contribution to postconflict reconciliation is unclear. Through public opinion surveys, trial observations, and interviews, this study provides a window into how gacaca has shaped interethnic relations in one Rwandan community. Although gacaca has brought more people to trial than the ICTR, transnational… 
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