Transitional Justice

The United Nations defines transitional justice as “the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with a society’s attempts to come to terms with a legacy of large-scale past abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice and achieve reconciliation.”

As an example of one of these processes we watched a film about the Gacaca courts set up in Rwanda after the genocide; In the Tall Grass.  I’ve watched “Hotel Rwanda” and “Shooting Dogs” many times before, which are both about the events of the Genocide but this particular documentary conveyed just how difficult the transitional justice process can be  after such a horrific event on such a massive scale:

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