Prosecuting Genocide in Rwanda: The Gacaca system and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 2/2002
This report focuses on the two parallel legal settlements of Rwanda and their challenges. The report is based on the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s study trip to Rwanda and Tanzania in February 2002. The trip included interviews with representatives of Rwandan authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), religious leaders, academics, students, journalists, people accused of genocide, representatives of international organizations, and ordinary people.
The delegation from the Helsinki Committee followed, in short sequences, several ongoing cases at the Arusha Tribunal and interviewed representatives from the three units of the Tribunal: the court chambers, the prosecution and the administration, as well as independent observers. In addition, the report is based upon a variety of relevant international reports and studies.