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Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Joseph Sebarenzi Defends his Thesis on Gacaca and Restorative Justice
Joseph Sebarenzi successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Irish Centre for Human Rights today. Joseph, who is the former speaker of the Rwandan National Assembly, completed his thesis entitled: 'Beyond Gacaca Courts: Restorative Justice in Rwanda'. The thesis takes a critical look at the Gacaca courts in Rwanda, concluding that they do not fulfil their promise of restorative justice.
Prof. Stephan Parmentier (at the right of the photo) of the University of Leuven was the external examiner, and Dr Shane Darcy (at the left) was the internal examiner.