Remembrance, universal jurisdiction and the Rwanda/DR Congo case

Jordi Palou-Loverdos

Abstract


In the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica and Kibeho massacres, both executed under the presence of UN blue helmets, its timely to approach judicial and non-judicial mechanisms of transitional justice been used to face human right abuses of the past. Human tragedies of Rwanda and the democratic Republic of Congo are still devastating despite of developed initiatives about truth, justice and reparation. dialogue processes and universal jurisdiction initiatives inspired by international civil society depict a window of hope. National and international impacts of the Rwanda-DR Congo case judicial process, as the effects of the cancellation of universal jurisdiction in Spain, after ten years of open judicial inquiry, are presented to invite to a critical reflection.

Received: 25 July 2015
Accepted: 30 November 2015
Published online: 11 December 2017


Keywords


judicial and non-judicial mechanisms; transitional justice: remembrance, truth, justice, reparation; Rwanda; democratic Republic of Congo; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); international, national and traditional justice

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-13-2015pp15-62

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