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Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts : Seeking Justice After Genocide (Hardcover) (Bert Ingelaere)

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After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, victims, perpetrators, and the country as a whole struggled to deal with the legacy of the mass violence. The government responded by creating a new version of a traditional grassroots justice system called gacaca. Bert Ingelaere, based on his observation of two thousand gacaca trials, offers a comprehensive assessment of what these courts set out to do, how they worked, what they achieved, what they did not achieve, and how they affected Rwandan society.
            Weaving together vivid firsthand recollections, interviews, and trial testimony with systematic analysis, Ingelaere documents how the gacaca shifted over time from confession to accusation, from restoration to retribution. He precisely articulates the importance of popular conceptions of what is true and just. Marked by methodological sophistication, extraordinary evidence, and deep knowledge of Rwanda, this is an authoritative, nuanced, and bittersweet account of one of the most important experiments in transitional justice after mass violence.
Number of Pages: 234.0
Genre: Political Science, History
Series Title: Critical Human Rights
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Author: Bert Ingelaere
Language: English
Street Date: December 6, 2016
TCIN: 52112824
UPC: 9780299309701
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-5688

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