The Gacaca Process: Eradicating the Culture of Impunity in Rwanda?

"Eleven years after the genocide in Rwanda, the gacaca tribunals have been introduced on a national level in an attempt to accelerate the process of justice. There is no doubt that some mechanism for justice needs to be instituted not only to ensure that such an event is never repeated, but also to ensure that genocide survivors may feel some sense of compensation and acknowledgement of their enormous loss. There is a general consensus among civil society, government,ordinary civilians and the international community that Rwanda cannot move forward unless it makes a serious attempt at addressing the recent past."