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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Geoffrey Thomas
dc.contributor.authorAdjibi, Emile
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-12T06:18:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-12T06:18:53Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.other657740
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/2432
dc.descriptionSubmitted in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Technology: Public Management (Peacebuilding), Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the major issues following the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 was what to do with the huge number of people (around 100 000) accused of crimes during the genocide. Western legal approaches dealt with a handful of such cases at huge expense but the vast majority of the accused languished in prison. The government decided to employ a modified version of Gacaca - the traditional way of dealing with disputes and lower level crimes at community level. Using a qualitative research methodology and employing focus groups and individual interviews as data collection tools, this research investigate perceptions about the operation of Gacaca in three Rwandan communities, with particular reference to truth, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. The research suggests that in the three communities, Gacaca was seen as bringing the truth out into the open and to provide a measure of justice, although limitations were noted in both of these respects. Given the enormity of the genocide crimes, however, there seemed to be little progress in the areas of forgiveness and reconciliation.en_US
dc.format.extent57 pen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.lcshGacaca justice systemen_US
dc.subject.lcshPostwar reconstruction--Rwandaen_US
dc.subject.lcshDispute resolution (Law)--Rwandaen_US
dc.subject.lcshGenocide--Rwandaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeace-building--Rwandaen_US
dc.titleThe impact of Gacaca courts in three Rwandan communitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.levelMen_US


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