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Courts in Conflict: Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nicola Palmer


The rise of international criminal trials has been accompanied by a call for domestic responses to extraordinary violence. Yet there is remarkably limited research on the interactions among local, national, and international transitional justice institutions. Rwanda offers an early example of multilevel courts operating in concert. This book makes a crucial and timely contribution to the examination of these pluralist responses to atrocity at a juncture when holistic approaches are rapidly becoming the policy norm. The book focuses on the practices of Rwanda’s post-genocide criminal courts. Al ... More

Keywords: Rwanda, ICTR, gacaca, transitional justice, legal cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199398195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Palmer, author
Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London