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n Conflict Trends - Post-conflict Justice in Rwanda: a comparative analysis of the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda and Gacaca courts

Volume 2009, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

The process of transitional justice is a product of two major historical developments. The first of these developments is the emergence - in the post-Second World War international system - of the need for answerability and individual accountability. Second, the end of the Cold War was marked by a wave of intrastate wars and violent conflicts. In response, the international community - under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) - redefined the concept of sovereignty, giving more primacy to state responsibility rather than state sovereignty.

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