Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2019

240 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190941895

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Courts in Conflict

Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nicola Palmer

  • Provides an empirically-grounded analysis of the practice of the international, national, and localized courts in post-genocide Rwanda
  • Discusses how the post-genocide courts have interacted through their case law, evidentiary overlap, and the transfer of suspects between the jurisdictions
  • Examines the use of the localized gacaca court records in the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
  • Enables a historical understanding of the exercise of state power in Rwanda through the work of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the national Rwandan courts, and the gacaca community courts
  • Combines law, legal anthropology, and politics in an interpretive approach to transitional justice research

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