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Justice Compromised: The Legacy of Rwanda’s Community-Based Gacaca Courts

by Human Rights Watch.

Justice Compromised: The Legacy of Rwanda’s Community-Based Gacaca Courts

This report assesses the courts’ achievements and outlines a number of serious shortcomings in their work, including corruption and procedural irregularities.
The report also examines the government’s decision to transfer genocide-related rape cases to the gacaca courts and to exclude from their jurisdiction crimes committed by soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the country’s ruling party since the genocide ended in July 1994.

Read the Report here

2 comments

1 Frank Bakx { 06.01.11 at 1:48 pm }

Sorry to read the comments by GoR and the Netherlands Ambassador in the Rwandan press: focusing on exceptions, not on systemic deficiencies and shortcomings highlighted in the report

2 Rwandan Gacaca Genocide Courts Betrayed Rape Victims | Rwandinfo_ENG { 06.04.11 at 1:19 am }

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