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Rwanda's Gacaca courts : between retribution and reparation, Paul Christoph Bornkamm

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Rwanda's Gacaca courts : between retribution and reparation
Title
Rwanda's Gacaca courts
Title remainder
between retribution and reparation
Statement of responsibility
Paul Christoph Bornkamm
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 line with recent trends to revive traditional grassroots mechanisms as a way of addressing a violent past. Having been devised as a holistic approach to prosecution and punishment as well as to healing and repairing, they also reflect the increasing importance of victim participation in international criminal justice. This book critically examines the Gacaca courts' achievements as a mechanism of criminal justice and as a tool for healing, repairing, and reconciling the shattered communities. Having prosecuted over one million people suspected of crimes during the 1994 genocide, the courts have been both praised for their efficiency and condemned for their lack of due process. Drawing upon extensive observations of trial proceedings, this book is the first to provide a detailed analysis of the Gacaca legislation and its practical implementation. It discusses the Gacaca courts within the framework of transitional and international criminal justice and argues that, despite the trend towards local, tailor-made solutions to the challenges of political transition, there is a common set of principles to be respected in addressing the past. Evaluating the Gacaca courts against the backdrop of existing or emerging principles, such as the duties to investigate and prosecute, and the right to the truth, the book provides a sophisticated critique of Rwanda's reconciliation policy. In doing so, it contributes to the development and the clarification of these principles. It concludes that Gacaca courts have achieved a great deal in stimulating a basic discourse on the genocide, but they have also contributed to assigning collective responsibility and may thus end up deepening the divides within Rwandan society"--Provided by publisher
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Bornkamm, Paul Christoph
Index
index present
LC call number
KTD157.7
LC item number
.B67 2012 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford monographs in international humanitarian and criminal law
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  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Gacaca justice system
  • Trials (Genocide)
  • Transitional justice
  • Reparation (Criminal justice)
  • Rwanda
  • Gacaca justice system
  • Reparation (Criminal justice)
  • Transitional justice
  • Trials (Genocide)
  • Rwanda
  • Génocide rwandais (1994)
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Rwanda's Gacaca courts : between retribution and reparation, Paul Christoph Bornkamm
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Humboldt University of Berlin, 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-235) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- A
  • Short history of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath
  • The
  • Implementation of modern Gacaca
  • Transitional justice through prosecution
  • Transitional justice through reparation
  • Conclusion
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801405578
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1 online resource (xxix, 242 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781283579513
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9786613891969
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389196
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(OCoLC)801405578
Label
Rwanda's Gacaca courts : between retribution and reparation, Paul Christoph Bornkamm
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Humboldt University of Berlin, 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- A
  • Short history of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath
  • The
  • Implementation of modern Gacaca
  • Transitional justice through prosecution
  • Transitional justice through reparation
  • Conclusion
Control code
801405578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283579513
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613891969
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
389196
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801405578

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