• Pietro SulloEmail author
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The simultaneous pursuit by gacaca courts of a diverse set of goals such as emptying prisons; providing justice according to local culture; speeding up the genocide-related trials; providing Rwandans with a shared record of the genocide events and achieving reconciliation appears to have been overambitious. Despite this concern, the attempt to strictly abide by the principle of duty to prosecute (all) the perpetrators of genocide-related crimes as well as its participatory, community-based approach, made gacaca the most courageous effort ever in the search for post-genocide justice.


Gacaca Rwandan Post-genocide Justice Genocide-related Crimes Transitional justiceTransitional Justice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brussels School of International StudiesUniversity of KentBrusselsBelgium

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