After Genocide

Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond

March 2009 9781850659198 352pp
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In After Genocide, leading scholars and practitioners analyse the political, legal and regional impact of events in post-genocide Rwanda within the broader themes of transitional justice 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 (DRC) and northern Uganda, this volume is unquestionably of continuing relevance. The book includes chapters from leading scholars in this field, including William Schabas, Rene Lemarchand, Linda Melvern, Kalypso Nicolaidis and Jennifer Welsh along with senior government and non-government officials involved in matters related to Rwanda and transitional justice, including Hassan Bubacar Jallow (Chief Prosecutor of the ICTR), Martin Ngoga (Prosecutor General of the Republic of Rwanda) and Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor of the ICC.Because Rwandan voices have rarely been heard internationally in the aftermath of the genocide, this anthology also 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.


‘This book should be labelled “for the mature individual only”. But for that mature individual it is of extreme interest. It shows, far from any Manichean stereotyping, the many facets of having to try to live in an impossibly complex social and human situation. Highly recommended.’ — Gerard Prunier, author, The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

‘Readers concerned about Rwanda’s future should read this book . . . Essential.’ — Choice

‘This anthology will be a vital tool for individuals studying the genocide, assessing its legal, psychological, and sociological impact, or examining transitional justice frameworks.’ — Stephanie Wolfe, H-Genocide


Philip Clark is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.

Zachary D. Kaufman is an Olin Fellow at Yale Law School.

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