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A Short History of the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath

PAUL CHRISTOPH BORNKAMM

in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694471
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738326 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694471.003.0002
A Short History of the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath

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To understand the massive challenges faced by the Gacaca process in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, this chapter provides a brief overview of Rwandan history up to the present day. It outlines the critical developments in the internal and regional politics of Rwanda in order to demonstrate what is at stake in the reconciliation process.

Keywords: Gacaca process; Rwanda; genocide; reconciliation

Chapter.  12446 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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