Rwanda: Has reconciliation by legal means worked?
Washington Post “The Monkey Cage Blog”
Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center
This week marks 20 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide. Little that happened during that 100-day period in 1994 or in the years since is agreed upon by Rwandan policy makers, global diplomats and political scientists who study the region…
“Yet the effectiveness of the gacaca courts was undermined by government interference. The decision to focus gacaca proceedings exclusively on genocide crimes undermined their ability to provide accountability and promote rule of law.”