63 MILLION PAGES OF DOCUMENTS CONTAINED IN 18,000 BOXES
1,958,634 GENOCIDE RELATED CASES TRIED THROUGH GACACA
8,000 AUDIO VISUAL FILES COLLECTED
10 YEARS THE TIME TAKEN BY GACACA COURTS TO COMPLETE THEIR WORK
169,442 JUDGES HEARD CASES THROUGH GACACA
87.3% THE LEVEL AT WHICH GACACA CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBJECTIVE OF NATIONAL UNITY AND RECONCILLIATION
$48.5 million THE COST OF THE GACACA COURTS
12,103 COURTS WERE SET UP AS PART OF GACACA
About the Gacaca Courts

About the Gacaca Courts

In 2002, Rwanda’s traditional Gacaca courts were revived as a way to process the millions of criminal cases that arose following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In total, 1,958,634 genocide related cases were tried through Gacaca. The courts are credited with laying the foundation for peace, reconciliation and unity in Rwanda. The Gacaca courts officially finished their work in June 2012.

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The Future of Gacaca

The Future of Gacaca

This archive is of unparalleled significance, both to Rwanda and the world, as a record of the process of justice and reconciliation. However, a feasibility study carried out by Aegis Trust and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies into genocide-related materials in Rwanda’s archives has shown that the Gacaca Archive is deteriorating rapidly and that that there is a significant risk of information getting lost and/or documents becoming unusable in the future.

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Opinions

Opinions

Preserving the Gacaca Archive – An Essential Challenge

By Aline Umugwaneza, Gacaca Archivist  In 2013, Aegis Trust partnered with Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) to conduct a feasibility study about the future of genocide archives in Rwanda and how best to preserve them for generations to come. The aim was to secure and make them accessible for research, education … Continued

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USC Shoah Foundation and Agahozo Shalom Youth Village visit the Gacaca Archives

Gacaca USC Shoah Visit

A delegation from the USC Shoah Foundation, based in the United States, together with a delegation from Agahozo Shalom Youth Village visited the Gacaca Archives to learn about the process of digitising the more than 63 million pages of records from the Gacaca Courts. USC Shoah Foundation is an institute for visual history and education. … Continued

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