The genocide ended with the military victory of the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by President Kagame and a process of national healing, including the use of traditional Gacaca
tribunal courts to establish the source of the conflict and try perpetrators.
For example, in the immediate aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, when the formal justice systems in the country lay in ruins, the country's leadership established the Gacaca
courts, which were community courts which met once-a-week in villages across the country, often outdoors and under trees.
In 2009, Grace made another trip to Rwanda after a system called Gacaca
was introduced by the government to identify the victims of the genocide.
This book examines unintended consequences of institutional transitional justice cases, including truth commissions in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Peru, Kenya, and East Timor; international tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; internationalized tribunals in Cambodia, East Timor, and Sierra Leone; cases and programs in the International Criminal Court; and other truth-seeking official entities, such as the gacaca
court in Rwanda and the Commission of Truth and Friendship in Indonesia and East Timor.
, implementadas desde el ano 2002, originalmente son "(...) un mecanismo tradicional de las comunidades ruandesas para la resolucion de conflictos que responden a problemas de propiedad, matrimonio, ocupacion ilegal de un predio, division de bienes durante un divorcio, promesas y deudas incumplidas, entre otros." (Dominguez & Rosero, 2017) esta modalidad fue modernizada y ajustada a traves de la Ley 40 del 2000 y a ellas se encomendo "acelerar los procesos del genocidio, erradicar la cultura de la impunidad, reconciliar a los ruandeses y reforzar su unidad, probar que la sociedad ruandesa tiene la capacidad de resolver sus propios problemas mediante un sistema de justicia basado en su tradicion" (Castel, 2009, 55 citado en Dominguez & Rosero, 2017).
Algunas experiencias de procesos de justicia restaurativa son el caso de Creggan en Irlanda del Norte y los tribunales Gacaca
In Rwanda, the traditional restorative gacaca
courts spent $40 million trying nearly 2 million cases over a decade.
Having learnt from the experience of the truth and reconciliation process in South Africa, as well as setting up a United Nations tribunal system to try genocide cases, the government of Rwanda also set up traditional courts for reconciliation called "gacaca
courts"--local courts based upon communitarian values recovered from previous traditions by the post-genocide government.
The District of Musanze is the result of the fusion of the old following administrative entities such as Busogo, Cyuve, Gacaca
, Gashaki, Gataraga, Kimonyi, Kinigi, Muhoza, Muko, Musanze, Nkotsi, Nyange, Remera, Rwaza and Shingiro (Figure 1).
(3) The same preoccupation reverberates through Homi Bhabha's postcolonial engagement and his theory of transitional justice which he illustrates through the Gacaca
courts in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide (this collective healing recalls the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa after Mandela came to power in 1994).
The process of forgiveness therefore has a tendency to become self-evident, and as Fisher and Mitchell have noticed, these acts of forgiveness are not connected to actual worship or to any sacramental discussion of absolution, and only loosely to the Gacaca
"Our traditions, like Umuganda, like gacaca
['grass courts,' traditional courts that were used to bring justice to genocide victims], these are traditional things that have helped the country, bringing tremendous change," said Zihiga, the bank worker in Kimana Village.