Deterioration of Aid Coordination in Gacaca Implementation: Dealing with the Past for a Better Future?

  • Astrid Jamar


Since 2005, community-based tribunals have prosecuted more than a million alleged genocide perpetrators in Rwanda. About 60 per cent of the gacaca project was funded by external donors. Donors have also financed the monitoring of gacaca’s implementation by Rwandan and international NGOs.1 The impressive leadership and anti-interventionist narratives of the newly re-elected Paul Kagame have provoked antagonistic reactions within the international community.2 At the end of the gacaca process, an analysis of the evolution of relations between the actors involved in its establishment, and the causes and implications of these changes would enable the addressing of questions like: Why have the relations between actors involved in gacaca changed throughout its implementation? How has the political context and legacies of past interventionism influenced the negotiations in the establishment of the gacaca process? What are the current and future challenges for the international community and civil society in Rwanda?


Civil Society International Community Transitional Justice Civil Affair Justice Sector 


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