Source: (2008) Luc Huyse and Mark Salter, eds, Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experiences. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. PP.25-59.

The choice and installation of the Gacaca courts fit perfectly into this vision. They are a home-grown, almost pre-colonial resource; the courts are meant to fight genocide and eradicate the culture of impunity, and they need to reconcile Rwandans by (re-)enforcing unity. (excerpt)


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