Gacaca Court Proceedings

In order to expedite the delivery of justice, the Rwandan Government has returned to the traditional Gacaca Court system. The local Gacaca courts, meaning 'justice on the grass', combine traditional local justice with modern jurisprudence, with the aim of achieving truth, justice, and reconciliation. Upon its completion, it will have been the most thorough process in bringing the rank and file of genocide to justice. Over 100,000 inmates have been indicted for crimes of genocide. They are expected to stand trial at Gacaca.

Traditionally, the Gacaca settled local disputes and served as an informal means of solving conflicts such as theft, marital problems, land rights, and property damage. Constituted as village assemblies and presided by the ancients, the Gacaca gave each community member the opportunity to speak. The trials intended to promote reconciliation and justice of the perpetrator in front of family and neighbors.

Established in March 2001, the current Rwandan Gacaca court system, involves both plaintiffs and witnesses in an interactive court proceeding against alleged criminals who participated in the genocide. The judges, who are among 250,000 individuals elected by Rwandans to serve in the Gacaca courts, are responsible for determining two (of the three) categories of people accused of participation in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Each Gacaca court contains nine judges who hold the power to sentence criminals up to life imprisonment, but not capital punishment.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gacaca_court

Gacaca Court Testimony of KAREGEYA Isae
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The Gacaca Court testimony of KAREGAYA Isae (alternately referred to is Isaiah and Isaï), recorded by the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. The proceedings are in Kinyarwanda, with English transcript and subtitles available.
Gacaca Court Testimony of Député Magari Mbuzehose Etienne
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The testimony of Député (Member of Parliament) Magari Mbuzehose Etienne on his experience during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in 1994. The testimony was recorded by the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. The testimony is given in Kinyarwanda.
Gacaca Court Trial of Prisoners
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the gacaca court trial of prisoners is one of the series of trials  that reflects the restorative justice related to genocide crimes. It's recorded by the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. The proceedings are in Kinyarwanda.
Gacaca Court Trial of Rudasingwa Habib
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the gacaca court trial of Rudasingwa Habib is one of the perpetrator trial that reflects the restorative justice related to genocide crimes. It's recorded by the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. The proceedings are in Kinyarwanda.