Tag Archives: Gacaca

Overstating the state: Gacaca, government control and citizen agency in Rwanda

Phil Clark

In this post, Phil Clark argues that we need to move beyond the idea that citizens in Rwanda only acquiesce to, or resist, state power and understand them as actors in their own right, whose beliefs and practices should be analysed on their own terms. Phil is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University […]

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On reflection: Rwanda’s gacacha courts

Will Jones

With Rwanda’s ever-controversial Gacaca courts coming to a close last month, commentators have been avidly debating their achievements and their legacy. In this opinion piece, Will Jones searches for analytic sense between the cutting critiques and vociferous praise of the courts’ detractors and supporters In June of this year, Rwanda completed an experiment in post-conflict […]

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