An experiment in justice
The national court system was unable to handle the aftermath of trialling perpetrators following the genocide in Rwanda.
Another system hand to be found to supplement the overcrowded justice system. Rwanda embarked on an ambitious justice and reconciliation process at grassroots level with the ultimate aim of all Rwandans once again living side by side in peace.
The Rwandan government in 2005 re-established the traditional community court system called “Gacaca” (pronounced GA-CHA-CHA).
Watch this video and decide whether the principles of Gacaca could be applied to handling bullying in schools.