Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gacacca: "Justice on the Lawn"

The Rwandan justice system remains heavily impacted in many ways by the 1994 Genocide, primarily because so many judges and lawyers were killed... (be careful what you wish for!)... and the trials of tens of thousands of accused genocidaires are still pending. But the traditional Gacacca, "Justice on the Lawn", fills in the gaps. The local community dispenses justice in a local forum accessible to all.