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The Gacaca courts, post-genocide justice and reconciliation in Rwanda : justice without lawyers, Phil Clark

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The Gacaca courts, post-genocide justice and reconciliation in Rwanda : justice without lawyers
Title
The Gacaca courts, post-genocide justice and reconciliation in Rwanda
Title remainder
justice without lawyers
Statement of responsibility
Phil Clark
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a timely empirical study and review of the Gacaca Courts which were established in 2001 in Rwanda as an attempt to prosecute suspects involved in the 1994 genocide. Based on the author's original field work which began in 2003 in Rwanda and which has been updated to the end of 2009, it includes responses from within the Rwandan population. Dr. Clark argues that, despite widespread international scepticism, the Gacaca process has achieved remarkable results in terms of justice and reconciliation, although this has often come at a price, especially the re-traumatisation of many Rwandans who have participated firsthand in hearings. This book will appeal to a wide global readership crossing human rights, transitional justice and African studies for its combination of original empirical data with a socio-legal analysis"--
  • "Since 2001, the Gacaca community courts have been the centrepiece of Rwanda's justice and reconciliation programme. Nearly every adult Rwandan has participated in the trials, principally by providing eyewitness testimony concerning genocide crimes. Lawyers are banned from any official involvement, an issue that has generated sustained criticism from human rights organisations and international scepticism regarding Gacaca's efficacy. Drawing on more than six years of fieldwork in Rwanda and nearly 500 interviews with participants in trials, this in-depth ethnographic investigation of a complex transitional justice institution explores the ways in which Rwandans interpret Gacaca. Its conclusions provide indispensable insight into post-genocide justice and reconciliation, as well as the population's views on the future of Rwanda itself"--
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1979-
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Clark, Philip
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KTD454
LC item number
.C57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Genocide
  • Gacaca justice system
  • Restorative justice
  • Gacaca justice system
  • Genocide
  • Restorative justice
  • Rwanda
  • Völkermord
  • Versöhnung
  • Rwanda
  • crime contre l'humanité
  • Folkmordet i Rwanda 1994
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The Gacaca courts, post-genocide justice and reconciliation in Rwanda : justice without lawyers, Phil Clark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing Gacaca : six transitional justice themes -- Moulding tradition : the history, law and hybridity of Gacaca -- Interpreting Gacaca : the rationale for analysing a dynamic socio-legal institution -- The Gacaca journey : the rough road to justice and reconciliation -- Gacaca's modus operandi : engagement through popular participation -- Gacaca's pragmatic objectives -- Accuser, liberator or reconciler? -- truth through Gacaca -- Law, order and restoration : peace and justice through Gacaca -- Mending hearts and minds : healing and forgiveness through Gacaca --(Re)fusing social bonds : Gacaca and reconciliation
Control code
632082648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780521193481
Lccn
2010021886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)632082648
Label
The Gacaca courts, post-genocide justice and reconciliation in Rwanda : justice without lawyers, Phil Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing Gacaca : six transitional justice themes -- Moulding tradition : the history, law and hybridity of Gacaca -- Interpreting Gacaca : the rationale for analysing a dynamic socio-legal institution -- The Gacaca journey : the rough road to justice and reconciliation -- Gacaca's modus operandi : engagement through popular participation -- Gacaca's pragmatic objectives -- Accuser, liberator or reconciler? -- truth through Gacaca -- Law, order and restoration : peace and justice through Gacaca -- Mending hearts and minds : healing and forgiveness through Gacaca --(Re)fusing social bonds : Gacaca and reconciliation
Control code
632082648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780521193481
Lccn
2010021886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)632082648

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