What is a gacaca?

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  1. A system of community justice inspired by Rwandan tradition, used more recently in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
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South Sudan's minister for transport and roads, Danhier Gatluak, also praised Rwanda's homegrown initiatives, citing the Gacaca courts of which he wants his nation to emulate.
On the surface, the rwandan mode of reconciliation, enacted through customary Gacaca tribunals, appears to have restored harmony.
Because slow moving Western-style courts could not possibly manage the load, Rwanda turned to traditional Gacaca courts to hear more than 2 million genocide-related cases.
Les Gacaca, les tribunaux populaires qu'elle a mis en place en 2001, ont enregistre des aveux de deux millions d'executants du genocide.
The narrator meets one of the judges of the gacaca, a woman whose own husband, a Hutu, had been killed defending his Tutsi wife.

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