Trauma informed restorative justice through community based sociotherapy in Rwanda

2017Ingabire et al.

Restorative justice, when trauma informed, has a great potential to effectively contribute to sustainable peace in post conflict settings. An evidence based example of a program illustrating such effect is community based sociotherapy in Rwanda. This article documents what this program has achieved in terms of restorative justice, following the closure of Gacaca, the community based justice system that was in operation in Rwanda nationwide from 2005 to 2012.

Key wordspeace processes / post conflict / transitional justice / trauma