Rwanda: Gacaca: A question of justice

Rwanda: Gacaca: A question of justice

Index Number: AFR 47/007/2002
Date Published: 17 December 2002
Categories: Africa, Rwanda

This report briefly examines the history behind the current judicial impasse resulting from the Rwandese government's attempts to bring suspected génocidaires to justice. Its focus is on the Gacaca Jurisdictions: the legislation establishing them, their organization and the various phases of their implementation. Gacaca will be examined on legal grounds - minimum fair trial standards -- and in relationship to the Rwandese human rights environment in which it will operate. The report suggests recommendations aimed at ensuring the human rights of all those involved in the Gacaca Jurisdictions

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