Welcome to the UPF Digital Repository

Transitional justice in a post-genocide scenario : towards reconciliation in Rwanda

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Pou Gallo, Natalia María
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-22T13:21:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-22T13:21:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/42133
dc.description Treball de Fi de Grau en Dret. Curs 2018-2019
dc.description Tutor: Santiago Ripol Carulla
dc.description.abstract In 1994, Rwanda suffered one of the greatest genocides in contemporary history and was forced to adopt a Transitional Justice system that would allow society to heal. However and unlike many similar situations, Rwanda’s Transitional Justice principal aim seeks national reconciliation between victims and perpetrators, through the implementation of policies and mechanisms that accompany victims and perpetrators to share a common goal: unity. One of the main judicial mechanisms adopted in Rwanda are the Gacaca Courts, a traditional community court system that had been almost diminished during the colonization period. New Rwandan Organic Laws were necessary in order to readjust these Courts formula, allowing them to foresee a confession and guilty plea procedure, encouraging perpetrators to tell the truth, show remorse and ask for forgiveness. Gacaca Courts combine two elements that have become fundamental for enemies to live together again: fulfilling the victims’ legitimate desire for justice, while proposing an unusual tool rather unknown throughout history, which is forgiveness. Numerous sociologists have set their sights in Rwanda, as it is one unique case in which national reconciliation is being possible, permitting two sought enmity tribes to live together again peacefully. Rwanda is nowadays witnessing a successful reconciliation between victims and perpetrators.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2018-2019
dc.title Transitional justice in a post-genocide scenario : towards reconciliation in Rwanda
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search


My Account


Compliant to Partaking