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Gacaca’s end and its legacy

August 2, 2009

….But somewhere in the process of retrofitting it for mass atrocity, gacaca appears to have lost its core restorative justice defining qualities. In my upcoming article “Complementarity and Alternative Justice”
(to be published in the Oregon Law Review), I explore this dilemma in
greater depth. I still believe that there is hope for successfully
using traditional alternative justice mechanisms to deal with gross
human rights violations. For that, a better calibrated hybridization
will be necessary. Posterity may not ultimately view gacaca as the ideal blueprint; but it will likely appreciate it as an invaluable testing ground.

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