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Rwanda's Gacaca courts : between retribution and reparation

Author: Paul Christoph Bornkamm
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford monographs in international humanitarian and criminal law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rwanda's Gacaca Courts provide an innovative response to the genocide of 1994. Incorporating elements of both African dispute resolution and of Western-style criminal courts, Gacaca courts are in line with recent trends to revive traditional grassroots mechanisms as a way of addressing a violent past. Having been devised as a holistic approach to prosecution and punishment as well as to healing and repairing, they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Christoph Bornkamm
ISBN: 9780199694471 0199694478
OCLC Number: 776924624
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Humboldt University of Berlin, 2009.
Description: xxix, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A short history of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath --
The implementation of modern Gacaca --
Transitional justice through prosecution --
Transitional justice through reparation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford monographs in international humanitarian and criminal law.
Responsibility: Paul Christoph Bornkamm.

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The Gacaca courts are a traditional justice mechanism used by the Rwandan government to try lower-level perpetrators of the 1994 genocide. This book provides an empirical analysis of these courts,  Read more...

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