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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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 … ContinuedContinue Reading
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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. … ContinuedContinue Reading
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