After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond

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Philip Clark, Zachary Daniel Kaufman
Columbia University Press, 2009 - History - 399 pages
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In After Genocide, leading scholars and practitioners analyze the political, legal, and regional impact of events in post-genocide Rwanda within the broader themes of transitional justice, reconstruction, and reconciliation. Given the forthcoming fifteenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and continued mass violence in Africa, especially in Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and northern Uganda, this volume is unquestionably of continuing relevance.

The book features chapters from leading scholars in this field, including William Schabas, RenÚ Lemarchand, Linda Melvern, Kalypso Nicola´dis, and Jennifer Welsh, along with senior government and non-government officials involved in matters related to Rwanda and transitional justice, including Hassan Bubacar Jallow (prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), Martin Ngoga (prosecutor general of the Republic of Rwanda), and Luis Moreno Ocampo (prosecutor of the International Criminal Court). After Genocide also offers an unprecedented debate between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and RenÚ Lemarchand on post-genocide memory and governance in Rwanda.

Because Rwandan voices have rarely been heard internationally in the aftermath of the genocide, this anthology incorporates chapters from Rwandan academics and practitioners, such as Tom Ndahiro, Solomon Nsabiyera Gasana, and Jean Baptiste Kayigamba—all of whom are also survivors of the 1994 genocide—and draws on their personal experiences. After Genocide constitutes the most comprehensive survey to date of issues related to post-genocide Rwanda and transitional justice.

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Phil Clark is a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and co-founder of Oxford Transitional Justice Research.Zachary D. Kaufman is an Olin Fellow at Yale Law School, where he is the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review.

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