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The Implementation of Modern Gacaca

PAUL CHRISTOPH BORNKAMM

in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694471
eISBN:
9780191738326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

When Rwanda decided to entrust community-based tribunals with the prosecution of genocide, the country embarked on a completely unprecedented experiment in transitional justice. Gacaca courts have ... More


Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation

Paul Christoph Bornkamm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694471
eISBN:
9780191738326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Rwanda's Gacaca courts provide an innovative response to the genocide of 1994. Incorporating elements of both African dispute resolution and of Western-style criminal courts, Gacaca courts are in ... More


Transitional Justice Through Prosecution

PAUL CHRISTOPH BORNKAMM

in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694471
eISBN:
9780191738326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks at Gacaca from the angle of international law, more precisely of international criminal and human rights law. Both fields of law provide guidelines for states in transitional ... More


Conclusion

PAUL CHRISTOPH BORNKAMM

in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694471
eISBN:
9780191738326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This concluding chapter begins with a summary of the study's principal results. It then addresses the question of whether the Gacaca process will contribute to Rwanda's future stability. This is ... More


Introduction

PAUL CHRISTOPH BORNKAMM

in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694471
eISBN:
9780191738326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This introductory chapter begins with a background on the Gacaca courts in Rwanda. It then discusses the need for an international legal framework for states in transition. This is followed by ... More


Competing Narratives and Performancesin Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts

Ananda Breed and Astrid Jamar

in Rwanda Since 1994: Stories of Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941992
eISBN:
9781789623611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941992.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The aim of this chapter is to deconstruct how human rights reports of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch produce knowledge on the Rwandan gacaca courts as a failed (semi-) legal justice ... More


Complementing the ICC Efforts to Curb the Impunity of International Crimes in Africa: The Role and Contribution of Community-Based Justice Mechanisms

Pacifique Manirakiza

in The International Criminal Court and Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198810568
eISBN:
9780191847837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810568.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

A matter raised consistently by eminent personalities asked to report on atrocities in Africa, such as former South African President Thabo Mbeki, is the utilization of traditional justice mechanisms ... More


Justice beyond Hatred

Andrew A. G. Ross

in Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226077390
eISBN:
9780226077567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077567.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the emotional politics of justice, reconciliation, and social repair. With an empirical focus on Rwanda and, to a lesser extent, South Africa, the chapter treats juridical and ... More


The Politics of Testimony

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The politics of testimony refers to the ways, often conflicting, in which the giving and receiving of testimony about genocide and other mass atrocities inform and affect human belief, organization, ... More


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